Anyone, including a consumer, family member or other agencies, may make a referral for Respite Care by contacting the Respite Program Coordinator. If you are unsure your family member is eligible for Respite through Medicaid, please contact the Sandhills Center.
An application is completed by the family and once eligibility is determined, a home visit will be scheduled by the Program Coordinator. During the home visit, the coordinator will explain respite services and assist the family in completing assessment and release forms. Following the home visit, the coordinator will begin interviewing potential care providers, or if the family has someone in mind, arrange an interview with that person. All care providers must complete training in CPR and First Aid, confidentiality, human rights, Universal Precautions/bloodborne pathogens, among other competencies.