National Family Caregiver Support Program In-Home Respite

Services which offer temporary, substitute supports or living arrangements for care recipients in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for caregivers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Services shall be provided to family caregivers, Grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers, as defined in Section B of these specifications.

Services shall be provided to a family caregiver who is providing care to an older individual who is determined to be functionally impaired because the individual

  • Is unable to perform at least two activities of daily living without substantial human assistance, including verbal reminding, physical cueing, or supervision

  • Is due to a cognitive or other mental impairment, requires substantial supervision because the individual behaves in a manner that poses a serious health or safety hazard to the individual or to another individual.

No one shall be entitled to receive more than the maximum 120 hours per year.

Service plans shall be based upon individual client needs. Services shall be provided as permitted by available funding.
NFCSP In-Home Respite Service
Program Operations

  • Personal Care service activities as described under “services” provided in the home of the qualifying individual: in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for the client.

  • Licensing Requirement: Service provider must have a Personal Care Attendant license issued by the Louisiana Department of Social Services

  • Contractor is required to have pre-employment background check, as well as a National Sex Offender Registry check, and Basic First Aid Certification for all aides.


  • In-Home Respite Care provides temporary or periodic services for frail elderly or individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Providing companionship, emotional support, and social stimulation.

  • Preparing food trays.

  • Feeding client, if required.

  • Assisting to or assisting with use of commode and bathroom, if ambulatory.

  • Changing diapers and / or assisting with bed pans.      

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