Respite Care

Having a youth with a Serious Emotional Disorder can be challenging, as you juggle appointments, work, and other responsibilities. Our respite program provides primary care givers the opportunity to take a short break from routine care so that you can relax and take care of your own needs, all while your loved ones are being cared for by our professionally trained care providers. Respite services are provided in your home, our Respite Center, or in a variety of out-of-home locations to meet your family’s needs, such as parks, malls, stores, and other activity centers.

What is an SED?

Serious emotional disturbance (SED) refers to a mental, behavioral or emotional issue that limits an individuals ability to participate in family, school, or community activities. To be identified as having serious emotional disturbance, a child or youth would have both a mental health diagnosis AND a functional impairment (difficulty functioning in family, school, or community activities).


How do I qualify for respite?

– Your youth must have a Serious Emotional Disorder (SED) and a functional impairment
– Have Medicaid or Make up to 300% above the federal poverty level
– Undergo an assessment by Liberty, an independent assessor for the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare


To get started please contact our office for more information at (208) 323-4400 or schedule an appointment for an assessment with

Liberty Healthcare
8550 W. Emerald St. Ste. 164
Boise, ID 83704
(208) 258-7980