Monadnock Developmental Services is your gateway to an array of services that can transform life for people with developmental disabilities.
To find out about eligibility, call 603-352-1304 or email the MDS Intake Coordinator who can inform you and lead you through the eligibility process, and then also help in setting up services once eligibility is determined.
The respite program at MDS allows family caregivers a much needed break, while giving the individual receiving respite care a chance to spend time in the community and enjoy personal interests with a trusted provider. The majority of individuals who receive respite funding have it covered through Medicaid. For those who do not qualify for Medicaid, MDS has additional limited funds available through a variety of grants such as Cheshire County grant and private donations.
Those receiving a respite allocation have a number of options, including:
The family pays out of pocket to cover respite hours, then submits a reimbursement form to receive their payment. They can choose whom they would like for a provider.
The provider applies for the position through MDS. They would have an initial meeting with the family to see if it is a good fit. The family will not need to pay out of pocket; staff complete a timesheet, have the family sign off on it, and submit to MDS.