For the past 20 years, VINE has offered different forms of respite care for caregivers – fulfilling a service that was not readily available in the community. In the beginning, VINE offered in-home respite care by trained volunteers. The caregiver was provided a break for a couple of hours while the volunteer visited with the care receiver. Eventually, the popularity of the program resulted in a social respite program one day a week at the Summit Center. The social respite program continued to grow and when VINE moved into the building on Hickory Street, it was decided that VINE would use a portion to develop a state-licensed Adult Day respite program which opened in 2015.
While much has changed in the long-term care environment over the past 20 years, one staple has been the quality respite care provided by the VINE Adult Respite Center and its amazing team of caring, dedicated employees and volunteers.
However, the program has struggled for years. Participation of the fragile population served has been inconsistent, and VINE can no longer sustain the increased costs and unfunded mandates associated with operating a licensed Adult Day respite program. After much analysis and deliberation among the VINE Board of Directors and leaders, the decision has been made to close the VINE Adult Respite Center. The closure will allow VINE to realign Respite Center employees with other VINE caregiver services and programs. The last day of Respite Center service will be Thursday, September 30, 2021.
We offer an individual plan of care for each participant which includes:
Serving together with respite center staff, trained volunteers assist with meaningful activities and share the gift of friendship with participants. Volunteers, who commit to a four-hour time period at least once a month, do not assist with personal cares or have supervisory responsibility.
We require a two day minimum per week. The cost includes a dietitian planned lunch and two snacks each day. Bathing service and transportation are available for an additional charge.
We offer a variety of payment options including private pay, state waivers, long term care insurance, and VA funding for eligible veterans.
The VINE Adult Respite Center provides an affordable alternative to a much costlier move to an assisted living facility.
The respite center is truly a life saver!
It’s amazing what you can do in these 4 hours. I can get things done or do whatever I want.