1260 Ralston Ave.
Defiance, Ohio 43512
Kaitlyn’s Cottage is a country cottage getaway designed for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities and their families. Get safe, nurturing short-term care for your loved one. Although located on the campus of ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital, Kaitlyn’s Cottage is a non-medical respite care facility. If a participant has intensive medical needs, they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis within the scope of our care.
Individuals of all ages needing respite care are welcome.
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What kinds of daytime respite are offered? We accommodate varying respite needs. Informal, fun programs are scheduled during the week and on the weekends. During their stay, participants are free to choose from their favorite activities.
Guests who participate in day and evening program activities will experience everything from games, art projects and cooking in our kitchen.
Group activities may not be suitable for all guests. We’ll match your loved one’s interests and abilities with the appropriate activities.
What about social interaction? Our clubs provide scheduled time for guests to enjoy meaningful activities with friends.
Current clubs include:
- Arts and crafts
Upon request, we also plan Girls’ Nights and Guys’ Nights two to four times a year.
What about summer camps? Four fun-filled, three-day summer camps are available. Scheduling is based upon each campers' needs and interests. Participants can choose from Art, Adventure, Sensory and Sports/Physical Activity camps.
What services are available for caregivers? As caregivers, you and your family have needs, too. On occasion, we schedule meetings with other caregivers for some needed adult time. Share information, give support or just enjoy each other’s company.
To arrange for daytime services, see the Application Process below. Please call 419-783-4411 to schedule all respite services, including daytime, evening, overnight, weekend, clubs, camps, and special events.
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We can accommodate up to four overnight guests at one time.
Overnight respite options include:
- Weekdays and weekends
- From one night to one week (7 consecutive days)
- Private rooms
- Two twin beds
- Two queen-sized beds
- All rooms include TV and DVD player
To inquire about overnight services, see the Application Process below.
A variety of medical and specific information about your loved one’s special needs is necessary for us to provide the best care. Information required includes:
- Written verification of medication orders.
- Special dietary needs.
- Medical clearance that the individual is appropriate for the respite services provided at Kaitlyn’s Cottage.
For these reasons, we do not accept walk-ins.
All of our staff members are trained in medication administration, CPR/first aid, and non-violent crisis intervention. Kaitlyn’s Cottage is a non-medical respite care facility, but we’re just steps away from emergency care at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital should the need for medical care arise.
Start the intake process required for participation in any of our respite services by filling out the Kaitlyn’s Cottage Interest Form.
What you can expect from the intake process:
Initial Screening:This can be completed in person or over the phone. It is a chance for our Program Manager to discuss with you what you would like to get out of your Kaitlyn’s Cottage experience as well as determine if your person falls within the scope of our medical and behavioral guidelines.
Tour and face-to-face meeting: At this time, we will have a more in-depth conversation about your loved one’s needs and our services. For this meeting, we may request that your loved one come along so we can assess his/her individual needs and whether we can appropriately provide services. Once we are confident that Kaitlyn’s Cottage is the right fit, you will be given our Intake Paperwork Packet.
Complete and return intake paperwork: Once all of the paperwork has been returned and reviewed, and necessary consents have been signed, your loved one becomes a participant of Kaitlyn’s Cottage and can be scheduled for respite.
Volunteer with Us
Volunteers provide much needed support for our staff at Kaitlyn’s Cottage. Our volunteer coordinator will match your time, talent and interests with available opportunities. Contact our volunteer coordinator, at 419-783-4411.
Program Manager: Kelly Tong firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities & Volunteer Coordinator: Jessica Debarba-Poineau email@example.com
Call Kaitlyn’s Cottage at 419-783-4411.
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