St. Mary’s provides inpatient respite care to those families who need time away from the responsibilities of caring for a child with special health needs, allowing them to attend to their daily activities and take some time for themselves. The Respite program offers professional nurturing services staffed by full-time physicians, social workers and skilled nurses. Children join in recreational activities, specialized on-site school, complementary care and integrative medicine, and rehabilitation services.
St. Mary’s short-term inpatient respite services are available to children with medically complex conditions for time periods ranging from a few days to several weeks.
For more information, please contact St. Mary’s admissions office at 718-281-8773.