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 secure, nurturing short-term care for your loved one.
Individuals of all ages needing respite care are welcome.
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
We also schedule frequent special events including:
- A spring dance
- Cookouts for Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day
- A fall festival
- New Years’ Eve party
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, with options ranging from attending partial days or full days to staying from the morning of the first day of camp through the evening on the last day.
What services are available for caregivers? As caregivers, you and your family have needs, too. Meet 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.
We can accommodate up to four overnight guests at one time.
Overnight respite options include:
- Weekdays and weekends
- From one night to one week (longer stays can be determined on a case-by-case basis)
- 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 certified, and CPI (non-violent crisis intervention) trained. Kaitlyn’s Cottage is not equipped to give any direct medical care, but we’re just steps away from emergency care at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.
Start the intake process required for participation in any of our respite services by filling out the Kaitlyn’s Cottage Interest Form.
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 Toni Lanzer, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Tong, volunteer coordinator and family support services liaison, at email@example.com.
Call Kaitlyn’s Cottage at 419-783-4411.