Are there different types of Respite Care?

CA policy identifies three types of respite care:

  • Retention Respite – respite days earned on a monthly basis when caring for a dependent child. Paid by CA
  • Child Specific Respite – tied to the medical, behavioral or special needs of an individual child. Paid by CA
  • Exchange Respite – planned and negotiated between licensed caregivers and does not include payment of CA funds.