Care Giving Services
Easter Seals Greater Houston offers Respite Services to help provide relief options to parents who provide ongoing care of their family member who has a disability. Many people with disabilities require 24-hour, around-the-clock supervision, attention and care, and many parents of children and adults with disabilities have low incomes and thus cannot afford to hire extra help to provide time away from their children. This continuous demand becomes a tremendous drain on caregivers emotionally, physically and mentally, and this care will remain constant as they grow older. Consequently, families of children with disabilities are at high risk for divorce, substance abuse and child abuse because of the continuing stress of caring for the child with disabilities. Respite care is an assistance program to parents, but just as importantly, is a prevention program aimed at stopping some of the social problems that can result from the tremendous demands made on families due to the disabilities of their child or the institutionalization of the family member with a disability. Learn more.
Family Day Out (FDO), a center-based Respite service, provides respite care on Saturdays to families of children ages 6-14 with all types of disabilities. Each session is staffed by a nurse and a center director. The children benefit from arts and crafts, games, and playground activities and receive one-on-one assistance from volunteers. Siblings ages 6-10 can also attend, allowing parents a total day of rest. Applications must be filled out in advance. RSVP. Learn more.
Parents Night Out is a Friday night out-of-home Respite program currently held in locations around the Houston area. Children, teens, and young adults with disabilities are welcome. Depending on age and activity level, locations can be recommended for appropriate care. Learn more.
Case Management includes education and information guided referrals, family support and advocacy. For more information, please contact us. Support Groups include Parent Plus, a parent/guardian networking group. Learn more.
CLASS provides home and community based services to people with disabilities or a related condition as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility. The main benefit of CLASS is to help maintain independence and provide support for an impaired person living at home, in the community or in the institutional setting of their choice. Easter Seals Greater Houston is one of the organizations that provides case management services for the CLASS program in the greater Houston area. Learn more.
The mission of Easter Seals Fort Bend Veterans Case Management Program is to assist veterans and their families build the lives they want after they finish their military service. Our case managers want to help veterans and their families meet the needs they have to foster stability, wellness, and growth. Additionally, we have a Veterans Companion Dog Program. Learn more.