Catholic Social Service

234 U.S. Army Juan C. Fejeran Street

Barrigada, Guam 96913

tel: 671-635-1441  

fax: 671-645-1444


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Respite Care Services

CONTACT


program manager:
Artemio P. Conducto 


tel: 635-1418
fax: 635-1444


email:
respitecare@
catholicsocialservice
guam.org
Respite services for caregivers of adults with disabilities or individuals with terminal illness. 

About us

Respite Care Services provides relief, or respite, to a non-paid caregiver of a child or adult with a chronic disability or terminal illness. Respite Care Services provides personal care attendant services to individuals with disabilities.


The program provides temporary, non-medical care in the home, including companion care and direct, hands-on personal care. The goal is to provide relief to the caregiver so they can take time for themselves and alleviate stress from care giving.


Respite Care Service also provides personal care attendant services to individuals with disabilities to encourage independent living for as long a possible.


Individuals are provided with sixteen (16) hours of services each month. A qualified individual will be referred for either respite service or personal care attendant service, but not both


Who we serve

Eligibility for respite care services is determined by the Department of Integrated Services for Individual with Disabilities (DISID). DISID conducts an initial assessment of each potential consumer to establish eligibility and service needs, including actual need for respite care. If DISID determines a consumer eligible, and respite care is one of the services approved, DISID will refer the family to the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center for coordinating and implementing the service.

 

Services provided
  • Meal Preparation and Dining: Nutritious meals will be prepared that meets the dietary needs of the individual, following proper methods and techniques of food handling and sanitation.
  • Personal Care Services: Includes bathing, grooming, feeding and other personal hygiene services.
  • Light Housekeeping: Housekeeping chores include changing bedding, light cleaning of consumers room to ensure a safe and comfortable environment, throwing away trash, mopping, sweeping, dusting, vacuuming and dishwashing.
  • Laundry: Washing consumers clothes.
  • Shopping/Errands/Escorting: Nursing Assistants may perform this activity only when a family member is not available.​.




Respite Care Services