The Giving Ship at Globe Star provides respite services.
It is the name given to a home that is lovingly designated to accommodate temporary, short-term care on weekends, for the purpose of helping with the ongoing demands of caring for a family member with special needs. The Giving Ship offers respite relief to parent(s) or a primary caregiver.
With respite, families can continue to provide at home care for a loved one and stay together.
Who is eligible for respite services?
Globe Star is a “lifespan” respite program that cares for persons from three years old through adult life.
Eligibility is decided upon completion of a Personal Quality of Life Respite Care Packet and an in-take interview.
Anyone who is within comfortable driving distance of Marion County (central to Indianapolis, Indiana), and has a child or an adult with a physical and/or developmental disability or a chronic health condition, may be considered.
Who provides the services?
Globe Star’s caregivers are trained professionals who provide the “gift of caring.”
Training covers, but is not limited to:
- CPR/First Aid
- Universal Precautions
- Gentle Teaching
- On-going staff training
What services are provided?
Out of home care services are provided at The Giving Ship, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
When are services provided?
Globe Star takes pride in being a family-centered program and local resource for families.
Care is scheduled one month in advance.
Out of home stays are weekend services from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon.
How do I arrange for services?
Respite services can be arranged and scheduled by calling the Globe Star office and asking to speak with The Giving Ship Coordinator. 317-332-5870 ext:1#