The goals of respite are to:
- help the family maintain the child at home
- provide safe care and supervision in the absence of the family members
- relieve the family of the constantly demanding responsibility of care
- attend to the child’s basic needs and activities normally provided by family members during those hours.Section 4690.2(a).
The number of respite hours you need will depend on your family’s situation. You may need more hours if necessary to keep your child living at home.