The Texas Panhandle MHMR Respite Services program provides planned or emergency short-term relief services to individuals when their unpaid caregiver is temporarily unavailable to provide supports due to non-routine circumstances. The person recieving respite services must have been determined by TPMHMR staff to be eligible for mental retardation services.
The TPMHMR Respite Care Unit is a six bedroom home located in a residential area of Amarillo. The home is fully wheelchair accessible, and enhancements include a whirlpool tub (with a lift) and a fire sprinkler system.
The Respite program provides individuals with personal assistance in daily living activities (e.g., grooming, eating, bathing, dressing and personal hygiene) and functional living tasks.