HopeTree recognizes that parent, siblings, and other family members are often the primary caregivers for adults with intellectual disabilities. While love never rests, sometimes the body and mind of a caregiver need a break. HopeTree DDM offers Agency Directed Respite Services.
Respite Services can be provided on an as-needed basis when space is available in designated group homes. The individual receiving respite services joins the resident in the group home and can participate in the planned activities in the home or in the community. Supports and assistance are provided as needed for the individual. Respite Services also provide an opportunity for socialization opportunities between individuals receiving respite services and resident living in the home. A respite visit can be as short as several hours or include an overnight stay. Respite services covered by the Waiver system are limited to 480 hours per calendar years and are approved through the Waiver system after a plan for supports has been developed. Individuals paying privately are assessed by DDM staff and a plan for supports is developed with the individual and/or the substitute decision maker.
For more information, or to request services, please call:
Salem area: (540) 389-5468
Richmond area: (804) 545-1200
Martinsville/Farmville/Blue Ridge: (434) 390-4250
Abingdon: (540) 682-4914