Examples: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides standards to ensure safety for full-size and non-full size cribs. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that cribs are used by children under 90 centimeters (35 inches) tall.
When respite care is provided in a facility, space and amenities are adequate for the scope of the service provided, and include:
indoor and outdoor recreation areas;
dining, bathing, toileting, and personal hygiene facilities;
private areas for meetings with individuals and caregivers;
space for resting; and
rooms for providing on-site services, when available.
NAThe organization does not provide respite care in a facility.
When respite care is provided in the caregiver’s home, the provider is familiar with the safety plan for the home.
The provider should be familiar with the location of first aid, medical, emergency, and other supplies needed to provide care, and the ways to safely evacuate the individual receiving care.
NAThe organization does not provide respite care in the caregiver’s home.
Care recipients can have private telephone conversations and any restrictions are:
requested by the caregiver;
approved in advance by the program director or an appropriate designee; and
documented in the case record.
NAThe organization only provides care for infants and young children.
Care recipients receiving overnight respite care have sufficient uninterrupted sleep and, when practical, follow their usual and familiar routines for bedtime, bathing, and meals.
NAThe organization does not provide overnight respite care.