MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD) Manual

0810.040.00 The Respite Care Program (In-Home and Institutional)

The respite care program has been designed to provide services for families that are trying to maintain individuals in their own homes, who would otherwise require ICF/SNF care. These services allow the usual caregivers a break from the confines that such care imposes.

In-home respite services are available for 8 to 12 consecutive hours, while institutionalized respite care allows for care on a 24-hour basis for the individual.