Respite Care

Respite services are a part of the support a family may need to care for their loved one at home. The word “respite” means to take a break from the daily efforts of caring for someone with special needs.

CareSource PASSE covers respite care (planned or on an emergency basis) that gives short-term help to an unpaid caregiver. Respite can be provided in many different settings both in and out of the member’s home. Respite offers some time away for the caregiver of the member with behavioral health or developmental disability needs to:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Give the caregiver and member a break.

Talk to the member’s care coordinator about how to get respite.

Member Services: 1-833-230-2005 (TDD/TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT