About Us

Caregiving is demanding, and Imperial Valley Respite is a helpful source to ease the demands of caregiving. IV Respite aims to help families and caregivers in the developmentally disabled community tackle the challenges of providing daily care. IV Respite offers support services to families in need of short-term care for developmentally disabled persons of all ages throughout the Imperial Valley and San Diego. If you are a family member or caregiver in need of help, IV Respite is here to share the responsibility with those struggling day-to-day with the demands of caring for a member of the developmentally disabled community. Our mission is to provide relief for those families by dispatching qualified, temporary caregivers to homes so that those families can take time to have a break, take care of errands, care for other family members, etc. Their care is designed to fully relieve you of your duties for the time they are at work in your home. At your request, visits from our highly trained caregivers can be arranged to fit your schedule and needs.

Services Offered

Temporary In-Home Support: Providing families with short-term relief from the constant responsibility of caring for the developmentally disabled family member.
Features: 24 hour 7 day week care available (for more information call the Respite Office 760-351-0825).
Benefits: Temporary care as needed.
People: All developmental disabilities and ages are served.


Serving San Diego County South Region: Chula Vista, Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, and San Ysidro.
East Region: Alpine, Bouleverd, Campo, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon, Guatay, Jacumba, Jamul, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mt. Laguna, Pine Valley, Potrero, Spring Valley, Tecate, Lakeside and Santee.
Serving all of Imperial County: Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Brawley, Heber, Holtville, Imperial, Niland, Salton City, Seeley, Westmorland, and Winterhaven.


Basic monitoring of the developmentally disabled while the family is away from home:

  • Basic self-care needs, bathing, sponge bath, feeding and recreation depending on each individuals need.
  • Respite Worker is responsible for picking up after the developmentally disabled child/adult. (Does not include house cleaning and laundry etc).
  • Respite Workers work hours scheduled in advance by the parents. Respite Workers are required to know where the family can be located in case of an emergency.
  • If problems arise concerning the return, a phone call must be made to the Respite Worker in case they are scheduled to work somewhere else.
  • The developmentally disabled client, whose name appears on the Regional Center Authorization, must always be present in the home when respite service is provided.
  • The Respite Worker will provide for their own meals.
  • Respite Workers cannot transport the client in any vehicle.