Standards for public agencies

2020 Edition

Respite Care (PA-RC) 3: Access to Services

Respite care is available to meet the needs of caregivers.
2020 Edition

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Purpose

Respite Care reduces caregiver stress, promotes the well-being and safety of care recipients, and contributes to stable families.
1
Full Implementation, Outstanding Performance
A rating of (1) indicates that the agency's practices fully meet the standard and reflect a high level of capacity.  
  • All elements or requirements outlined in the standard are evident in practice, with rare or no exceptions: exceptions do not impact service quality or agency performance. 
2
Substantial Implementation, Good Performance
A rating of (2) indicates that an agency's infrastructure and practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement.
  • The majority of the standards requirements have been met and the basic framework required by the standard has been implemented. 
  • Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality or agency performance.
3

Partial Implementation, Concerning Performance
A rating of (3) indicates that the agency's observed infrastructure and/or practices require significant improvement.  

  • The agency has not implemented the basic framework of the standard but instead has in place only part of this framework.  
  • Omissions or exceptions to the practices outlined in the standard occur regularly, or practices are implemented in a cursory or haphazard manner.  
  • Service quality or agency functioning may be compromised.  
  • Capacity is at a basic level.
4
Unsatisfactory Implementation or Performance
A rating of (4) indicates that implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.  
  • The agency’s observed service delivery infrastructure and practices are weak or non-existent; or show signs of neglect, stagnation, or deterioration.
Self-Study EvidenceOn-Site EvidenceOn-Site Activities
No Self-Study Evidence
  • Outreach strategies and informational materials
  • Community resource and referral list
  • Interviews may include:
    1. Program director
    2. Relevant personnel

 

PA-RC 3.01

Respite care providers assess the need for respite care in the community and collaborate with other agencies to promote available, affordable respite care.

 

PA-RC 3.02

Outreach strategies connect caregivers with respite care before they become overwhelmed with care-giving responsibilities.