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The Respite Care Program is short-term care of an individual with a development disability, with the intention to provide temporary relief and aid to the individual’s family in order to sustain the family structure and meet planned or emergency needs of the family. The County Board offers a choice of two respite settings:

Jacklitz Continuing Development Center (JCDC) Respite is housed on the County Board’s campus in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) at 8121 Deepwood Blvd in Mentor. Services at JCDC Respite are available year round, holidays and weekends, as well as for hourly or daily use.

Heisley Road Respite is located at 6960 Heisley Road in Mentor and is a specialized community option to serve individuals with physical and medical challenges. A Provider Agency is contracted to provide respite services at this location.

Both JCDC Respite and Heisley Respite are Waiver Providers that offer support in a home-like setting and serve both children and adults. Respite Services must be County Board eligible and provide:

  • 24 hour nursing care and direct care staff supervision trained in CPR/First Aid and Crisis Prevention Intervention (at JCDC location).
  • Safe and secure home-like environment to ensure safety and well-being, with home and yard amenities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Assistance in daily living skills and personal care.
  • Transportation to/from County Board Day Programs and the Broadmoor School.
  • Supervised outings within the community.
  • Participation in skill building to maintain or enhance social and leisure skills, as well as access to the community for recreational activities.
  • Nutritious meals served three times/day according to dietary needs. Individuals participate in family style dining.

Payment for Respite services can be by self-pay, Family Support Services, Level 1, SELF and I/O Waivers, or an alternative funding stream. Fees are charged to the families for respite care in accordance with the County Board’s Respite Procedure and must be paid in advance of the respite stay.

There is a referral and assessment process to determine eligibility. For information, call (440) 350-5181.

Reference Materials:

Overview of Respite Services

Alvin Sitting On A Bench
Community Recreation Programs
LCBDD Volunteer Services
LCBDD Volunteer Opportunities
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