Health & Safety

May 3, 2013

Respite Care benefit available for EFMP Families

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers Respite Care as a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Respite Care may be provided in the EFMP Respite Care user’s home or other settings, such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. Respite Care is not an entitlement or a guaranteed benefit; it is time-limited and based on the Exceptional Family Member’s medical condition and availability of funding. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and the EFM’s severe chronic conditions or significant medical needs.

The EFMP standardized and streamlined the process for delivering Respite Care to eligible Families in need of support. The intent is to ensure EFMP Respite Care is effectively managed and Family members with severe, chronic medical conditions and significant medical needs have access to quality Respite Care services. In an effort to enhance service delivery to EFMP-enrolled Families, IMCOM revised EFMP Respite Care policies and procedures including changes in eligibility criteria and Family Services Needs Matrix. An EFMP Respite Care panel was established to review and recommend approval or disapproval of all respite care submissions to the garrison commander, who is the decision authority.

Respite Care procedures:

• Family completes Department of the Army form 5189 “Application for Respite Care for Children and Adults with Disabilities”

• Provide copy of EFMP summary to EFMP manager to verify enrollment status

• An individual Respite Care plan is completed

• A Family needs assessment is completed

• A Family Services Needs Matrix is completed

• The primary care physician is given a DA form 4700 “Medical Record-Supplemental Medical Data” to complete, along with written guidance on respite care eligibility.

Relatives or friends living in the home of the servicemember and EFM will not be authorized to be paid as respite care providers. Family members who knowingly provide false information will have Respite Care services discontinued immediately. Servicemembers who knowingly provide false information to obtain respite care services may be subject to disciplinary action for offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

For more information regarding EFMP or EFMP Respite Care, contact Evelyn Villalobos at 380-3698 or evelyn.sandovalvillalobos.civ@mail.mil.




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