Respite Services Case Study

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Three options for the CMHCM respite services are not changing the policy at all, encourage more beneficiary family caregivers, and change the respite providers pay which requires additional training on trauma and mental illness. When deciding to make changes or to not make changes to the policy it is important to keep the consumers and their family in mind during the process. For the first option of not making changes to the current policy the agency will continue to work with families and their respite providers as well as continue to seek out more local respite potential service providers. While the consumers and their families are not under any risk, they are however not receiving the full potential and benefits of having respite services.…show more content…
The wage increase will draw in more providers as well as keep providers willing to participate for a longer period of time. The additional training will give the respite providers additional skill for when working with the consumers and understanding why some consumers may have the behavioral difficulties that they do. Many families will view this service as similar to foster care and then decided that it is probably too much work with the consumer as well as the paperwork. Respite care can be a one hour per week event where the provider goes to the home to do activities with the child while the family can take a nap, pay with the other children, or run an arrin. Respite care can be as extensive as a entire weekend once per month where the consumer goes and stays with the respite provider, Being a respite provider and be as time consuming as the provider wishes. The increased pay will create a incentive for the community members to consider or enroll as a respite provider. THen to meet the demands of the consumer then will be additional trainings required on trauma and how trauma can affect behaviors and communications as well as mental health to help the consumer be able to identify and be knowledgeable about the consumers triggers and needs. The provider does not need to know all the details of the consumer 's history just a simple understanding of trauma and and how it can affect children with mental
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