- When you have prior knowledge of illness relating to the diagnosed person or siblings, you must inform the Respite Office at the time service is being requested.
- If someone is ill, respite service will be provided only if the Respite Care Provider is willing to do so. In the case of highly contagious illness such as chicken pox, pinkeye, strep throat or fever the respite must be cancelled.
- If the Respite Care Provider becomes ill, they shall not go to the respite appointment but shall notify the Respite Office at least 24 hours in advance, if possible, so that another Respite Care Provider may be scheduled.
- If the Respite Care Provider becomes ill during the weekend or evening when a respite is scheduled, than that Respite Care Provider shall notify you directly as far in advance of the respite as possible and shall then notify the Office during the next office hours.
- Non-prescription (aspirin, cold remedies, etc.) and prescription medication may be administered by the Respite Care Provider only if there is a form, signed and dated by you, authorizing its administration. Please request a medication form when scheduling the respite.
- The medication form must state the name of the person who is to receive medication, the name of the medication (i.e. mixed with juice, with food, at bedtime, etc.).
- You must pre-measure the prescribed dosage into separate envelopes or containers with the client or siblings name and direction written on each packet.
- All medication must be kept out of reach of anyone under the Provider’s care.