Budget Year / Version:

Program Description

  Respite Care

This program area provides temporary occasional care of frail seniors, adults and children with disabilities, and children with severe behavioral and/or medical issues to give relief to families and other primary caregivers.

Program Contacts

Contact Patrice McGhee, DPA of the HHS - Aging and Disability Services at 240.773.1089 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of clients served in respite 1372452360360360
Percent of customers that report a reduction in stress/caregiver burden as a result of receiving respite services 294%100%97%97%97%
1  The number of clients served increased in FY23 due to additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds via the Area Agency on Aging. These additional funds are not expected in FY24-26.
2  As of August 2023, 126 surveys were received from the families that received Respite services in FY23 (of 452 total families served).

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved15134580.00
Increase Cost: Respite Care Rate Increase 1120450.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.9010.00
FY25 Recommended16264040.00