- How are the workers selected and trained?
- Are background checks performed?
- Are respite workers licensed and bonded, if required?
- What tasks can be performed by the respite worker?
- Can the respite worker administer medications, assist with medical tasks or daily living needs, if necessary?
- Will the respite provider engage in or offer activities or companion services requested by the person in care?
- What hours and days are services available?
- If the provider will be driving the care recipient, do they have a valid driver’s license?
- What is the eligibility process?
- What are the fees and how are they paid?
- How are emergencies and problems handled?
- Are references available?
Source: “The ABCs of Respite: A Consumer Guide for Family Caregivers” by ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, updated June 2017
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