NLRCC Care Stories – C.D.

Your Relationship to Person Receiving Care: Parent

Your City: Sparks, NV

Please provide a description of your experiences with respite services, and the benefits you have received from those experiences: Our son is too old for a babysitter; he needs a friend. Our respite workers have all been more like peers and mentors to him. Through a voucher program, we have been able to hire who we want, and offer work to people we know and trust. Some of our best respite workers have actually had disabilities/special needs of their own! Because of respite, we get to enjoy going out to dinner as a couple or to attend a temple session together. That, unfortunately, has become a too rare and precious event in our lives. We use respite to keep our marriage strong!

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