Companionship and Respite

For individuals living in their own home, RSD, Inc. can offer companionship or respite services.  Both are for individuals eligible for services from the Department of Disabilities in Motana or private play.


Companions may assist or supervise the individual with tasks as meal preparation, laundry and shopping.  The provision of companion services does not entail hands-on nursing care. Providers may perform light housekeeping tasks which are incidental to the care and supervision of the individual. Companionship is provided in accordance with a therapeutic goal in the PSP. Companion services are not available to people receiving 24/7 supports.  

Respite Care

Respite care includes any services (e.g., traditional respite hours, recreation or leisure activities for the individual to enable the caregiver to remain at home for a break; summer camp) designed to meet the safety and daily care needs of the individual.  The individual may receive respite services to decrease the individual’s care giver’s stress generated by the provision of constant care to an individual receiving waiver services.  Respite services are selected in collaboration with the parents and are provided by persons chosen and trained by the family.  Persons providing respite services will be in compliance with all state and federal respite standards.  Limitations – Respite is only available to primary caregivers in family settings, including adult foster homes.