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YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network
Queens Respite



Address:119-47 Union Tpke. Forest Hills NY 11375
Telephone(s):(718) 793- 8695 ext. 228 (In home respite) (718) 393-3545 (Out of home respite)
Fax:(718) 793-2192
E-mail:link@yai.org
World Wide Web: http://www.yai.org/services.cfm


Description:The overall objective of respite is to afford families a reprieve from the day-to-day caregiving responsibilities. For the in home respite program, a trained respite specialist provides one to one individualized care in the family's home. Sessions are typically four hours long and scheduled twice a month. In home respite occurs in the person's home but can be extended to include activities in the community. The first priority is ensuring the health and safety of anyone in our care. The specialist will follow established routines and work with the caregiver and the person to make each session safe and positive. Medications cannot be administered by the respite specialist. YAI/NIPD's Overnight Respite program in Queens is a community based program for families in need of weekend respite on a planned or emergency basis. The Weekend Respite Program provides room and board, 24 hour supervision and recreational activities to individuals with developmental disabilities. Respite is time-limited to a weekend or school vacation week or for a planned family-related need.


Hours:Office hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am -5 pm. Respite available weekdays, weekends and evenings.
Eligibility Requirements:Queens residents with developmental disability are eligible.
Admission Requirements/Documents:Evidence of developmental disability.
Fees/Methods of Payment:All government programs accepted.
Access for People with Disabilities:Wheelchair accessible.


Services Offered:In Home Respite CareRespite Care
Target Groups(By Need):Disabilities, People with