What is Respite Care and why is it important?

Respite is a service that provides a temporary break between the family caregiver and the care recipient.  It is most important for caregivers to plan ahead when they begin their care giving activities to access
intermittent breaks from care giving. To be most effective you should consider respite services much earlier than you think you will need them.

Respite will be most helpful if you use it before you become exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Respite services should be beneficial, meaningful, and enjoyable to both the caregiver and the care receiver.

Family caregivers need to have sufficient and regular amounts of respite time. Give careful
thought to how you want to spend your respite time. Respite needs to be meaningful and
purposeful for caregivers to fulfill their needs and plans, as well as safe and enjoyable for the
care receiver.

Respite is most effective when combined with other services and assistance, but don’t wait to
take your break. You may also benefit from additional financial support, education, emotional
and social support and a sense of belonging with others. Before you can seek out those services,
respite will give you a chance to step back and recharge.

Helping Hands When You Need Them.

We understand there comes a time when you just need a break – but you also need the assurance that when you take that break, your loved one is safe and well cared for.  That’s where LaLa HCS’s Respite Services comes into the picture.

Anyone who has cared for a loved one with special needs knows this labor of love comes with relentless responsibility.  It is a 24-7 commitment that can demand virtually all of your attention, energy, and time.

Benefits of Our Services

LaLaHCS provides short-term, in-home care for children and youth with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral challenges allowing caregivers the confidence they need to take a break.

To successfully assist primary caregivers, LaLa HCS staff members learn the family’s routine.  They are specifically trained to meet the specialized needs of each individual. As a result, our staff can provide truly individualized service with genuine care in the familiar environment of the client’s home.

  • We offer relief, downtime and timely escape

  • We help prevent the buildup of resentment.

  • We help improve the health and happiness of you and your loved one

  • We allow you time to revived and refocus when you return.

LaLa HCS understands that raising and caring for children with special needs can be very rewarding  and at the same time challenging.  We are available to help you so you don’t have to do it alone.  All children are special, but some children have physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional needs that require special care.  

Assistance Services for Children with Special Needs

  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Exercise
  • Cleaning
  • Hair and Skin Care
  • Assistance with Medication

Here are some of the reasons we believe LaLa HCS is an outstanding resource for the care of children with special needs and their families:


All our assistants are qualified and trained in a wide range of pediatric and adolescent medical and developmental problems.  We have experience working with pediatric medical  specialists in our area or at nearby care centers and can make referrals and help coordinate care. We also have experience with the local school systems and educational programs that provide for children with special needs.


Our team gets to know your child and ongoing relationships are formed, often lasting many years. Parents appreciate knowing the Assistant they work with know their child’s special needs and that their children are always treated with compassion and respect.


Our providers and staff are committed to deliver the highest level of care and support for you and your family. We believe there is no greater privilege or trust than to provide care for your children.

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About LaLa HCS

Find the right solutions to your health and medical needs with services from LA LA Home Healthcare Services based in Dallas, TX. We specialize in providing you with a unique approach to helping you with your specific healthcare needs.

We Accept

  • Medicaid
  • Star Kids
  • MCO’s
  • Molina
  • TMHP
  • Superior
  • Cooks Childrens Aetna
  • Texas Children’s Health Plan
  • Amerigroup
  • Community First Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Children’s

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Contact Us:
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane
Suite 214W
Dallas, Texas 75247
Tel:  214-310-0610
Fax: 866 740-7952
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