Safety & Support in Respite Care
Covey works hard to place the right clients in our respite program: people who can blossom in a high-energy house. To maintain a balanced environment, we thoroughly screen each potential new client. Covey will evaluate each client’s needs, and put together a plan for how we’ll address them. This helps us maintain a safe home and a very high respite success rate.
Colin’s Respite Story
Colin, a 15-year-old boy, was used to having someone waiting when he got home after school. He’d spend a few hours with a caregiver until his parents came home from work. When Colin’s parents couldn’t find a good long-term caregiver, they took a chance and signed him up for the after-school program at our Oshkosh respite house.
He had never been anywhere but school and his own home, and was on the shy side.
It took only a couple days for Colin to come to life! He’s making friends, learning how to interact with his peers, and generally thriving. We’re now happy to have Colin in our after-school program on a regular basis, and his parents are glad to have Covey as a resource.