What is Respite?
Adults with differing abilities receive the necessary support in a safe, beautiful, newly renovated home while parents tend to other obligations or enjoy time to themselves. Our trained staff understand the complexities of the individuals we serve and are committed to offer extraordinary care to your loved one.
Parents are often the primary if not, sole caregiver. There are many competing responsibilities. Where do you turn when your regular support system is not equipped to handle the special needs and challenges of your loved one? Who do you turn to when you need a break from caregiver roles?
We are here to help.
Since 1953, UCP Heartland has been providing individual and family support programs that keep families together. Our Respite Program assists caregivers, their loved one with a disability, and helps strengthen families.
Our Respite Program is a unique offering. This fully accessible, home-away-from-home is centrally located in Webster Groves. The house features 4 large bedroom suites, a large kitchen, dining area, 2 large living room spaces and a beautiful, private, secured back yard.
Adults with differing abilities receive compassionate, expert care. This gives families peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for and given opportunities to socialize & engage in activities.
We accommodate respite visits for a few hours to several days, depending on the needs. Families can schedule visits in advance and UCP Heartland can accommodate emergency visits. Our home offers state-of-the-art assistive devices. Respite is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Short-Term Respite: Provides scheduled, short term care.
Emergency Respite: Provides emergency 24-hour care in the absence of their regular care giver.
Our Respite Program promotes a healthy family. Let UCP Heartland be there for YOU and your family. Call us today!
Oak Tree Respite
450 Oak Tree Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 962-0015 (T)
(314) 962-4709 (F)
For more information or to sign up, contact:
Hours of Operation:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Our program includes:
- Assistance in finding the best funding source*
- Staffing ratio is 1:4
- Personal care assistance
- RN oversight
- Medication administration
- 3 Nutritious meals daily and snacks
- Time to relax and unwind
- Community engagement
In addition to private pay options, funding is available for eligible families through the following:
- Productive Living Board of St. Louis County
- St. Louis Office for DD Resources
- Missouri Department of Mental Health
in emergency placement
have immediate basic
needs met (food,
clothing, shelter, etc.)
experience no unwanted
because of temporary
of respite clients
remain in a stable
using in-home respite
independent living skills