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Elly’s Respite Care understand that many families take great joy in caring for their loved ones with disabilities, despite the physical and emotional strain that it may create. Our goal is to help those family members maintain that joy in their caregiving by helping prevent burnout for the caregivers. Our service providers are trustworthy professionals and are the families’ own preferred individuals who provide temporary care and supervision in the caregiver’s own home. In this case, they have the support that they need to meet their own needs, as well as those of their loved ones. Elly’s Respite Care does not dispense medication or transport the clients, the services we provide are in-home only.

Our Goals and Objectives

ERC family preferred provides each consumer with individualized, need-based respite care services that foster their developmental potential. We strive to maximize personal liberty for the consumer by offering the least restrictive environment necessary to achieve the purpose of treatment. We treat each consumer with dignity and respect and provide an environment free from harm. We allow each consumer to participate in social activities and community events. Additional specific goals and objectives of the ERC preferred provider care program are:

  1. To provide quality respite care that is responsive to the family’s needs and available whenever requested.
  2. To provide services to offer the primary caregiver the opportunity for self-renewal.
  3. To provide care and assistance to the siblings of a child with Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy, Down Syndrome or IQ under 70.
  4. To bridge the isolation experienced by families of an individual with developmental disabilities, and enable the family to participate as a whole in community activities.
  5. To help maintain a healthy marriage, give a couple the respite care services they need.
  6. To improve the social and emotional skills of the child.

Anticipated Client Outcomes

  1. Consumers and their families will experience reliable and skilful care for brief periods of respite whenever they request.
  2. Consumers can continue living in the family home when family members are relieved from the demands of caring for the individual.

Families and care providers will be provided an opportunity to engage in social activities, community affairs and self-renewal

Operating Schedule

ERC provides respite care services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Requests for respite services may be made from 8am-6pm Monday through Friday by phoning ERC’s office (562-639-7275) or personally visiting ERC’s main office. ERC schedules requests Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on the following legal holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Homes that do not have a phone must have a neighbour close by that does have a phone that would be accessible in case of an emergency.