Health & Safety

April 12, 2013

EFMP Respite Care provides support

ACS release

EFMP-respite-care
Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge.

EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of respite care a month for each for enrolled Exceptional Family Members depending on the specific needs of that EFM.

“Taking care of an individual with special needs is often a 24-hour job, and respite care allows the primary care giver some time to take care of their own needs, as well as recharge their batteries,” explained Audrey Peterson-Hosto, Exceptional Family Member Program manager, adding that “respite care is flexible in the fact it may be provided inside or outside of the home.”

“In the recent past there was a waiting list for those requesting Respite Care Services,” said Peterson-Hosto. “However, over the last couple of months we have had several respite care recipients PCS to other installations, and currently we do not have a waiting list.”

Army life poses challenges for any Family, but especially for Families with special needs. “It is part of our job, our commitment to the Army Family Covenant, to make sure we are delivering the right services in the right way to support the health and well-being of all Family members,” she said.

Peterson-Hosto is available at Army Community Service to provide more detailed information to Families. Soldiers or Family members who have questions can call Peterson-Hosto at 533-6871, and also visit the EFMP web page at http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/acs/efmp.html.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Ebola

Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases researchers, with help from Thermo Fisher Scientific, are using a Q Exactive Plus Mass Spectrometry System and a Dyne...
 
 

Health center gets new enlisted leadership

Sgt. Maj. Arnold Hill, the new sergeant major of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, gives his remarks after a change of responsibility and retirement ceremony May 15. The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change...
 
 
213coc3_52015_lakosil

2/13th Aviation welcomes new commander, bids one farewell

Incoming Commander Lt. Col. Daniel Isabell, 2nd Battalion 13th Aviation Regiment, addresses the crowd as the new battalion commander during the change of command ceremony at Libby Army Airfield Wednesday.   Two Soldiers’...
 

 
Civ-of-the-Month-May

Civilian of the Month

Darrick Foote Civilian of the Month: Darrick Foote Agency: Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: Financial management analyst supporting NETCOM’s major subordinate units How long at current assignment: 7 ...
 
 

Motorcycle safety is not just for May, but for entire year

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month which coincides with the beginning of motorcycle riding season for many Soldiers and also serves as the early kick-off for the annual “101 Critical Days of Summer Safety” program. Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death...
 
 
20150513_155409

Girl Scouts provide Community Library to FH residents

From left, Alexa Hopping, 12, Jordan Beatty, 12, and Lillian Snyder, 11, unload and place books on a bookshelf at the Mountain Vista Communities Community Center May 13. The seven members of Girl Scout Cadet Troop 603 collected...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin