The Little Red Lighthouse is a Respite Home…
designed to give temporary weekend care for the purpose of providing relief to the parent or primary caregiver. It is crucial because it helps with the ongoing demands of caring for a family member with special needs.
With respite, families can continue to provide at-home care for a loved one and stay together.
How does the program work?
Individuals come to stay at the Little Red Lighthouse home, located in South Bend, IN. Weekend stays are from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. Care needs to be scheduled at least a month in advance.
Who is eligible for the lighthouse respite services?
Globe Star’s respite program cares for persons from 3 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 St. Joseph County and has a child or an adult with a physical an/or developmental disability or chronic health condition, can be eligible.
Who provides this respite service?
Globe Star caregivers provide this respite service. The Little Red Lighthouse prides itself on being a family-centered program. Caregivers receive ongoing staff support and are trained in topics such as, but not limited to:
- CPR/First Aid
- Universal Precautions
- Gentle Teaching
What is the cost for services?
Respite services can be funded in a variety of ways. Globe Star is a state-approved respite provider that accepts the following waivers:
- Aged & Disabled
- Community Integration and Habilitation
- Family Supports
- Support Services
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Globe Star’s Little Red Lighthouse is named after the famous Little Red Lighthouse in New York City (pictured). This lighthouse was built in 1886 and provided comfort and a true sense of being safe as one traveled down the Hudson River. Even though the city grew and the Great Gray Bridge became a way of traveling from one side to the other, the Little Red Lighthouse did not disappear. Today, if you travel to New York City to experience all of its famous places, this Little Red Lighthouse still provides travelers on the Hudson River with a safe journey to their destination. It is in this spirit of providing comfort and safety for ‘the traveler’ that we were inspired to create a respite house that would be a safe and secure place for a temporary stay, while also providing Individuals with opportunities to be an active part of their community through participation in meaningful activities.