Extraordinary Care for Extraordinary Kids

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Vivian's House is named in memory of Vivian Roewe-Adolphson for her untiring work as one of the founding Board of Directors.

Respite: an interval of rest and recovery

Photo of boy in wheelchairVivian's House provides respite care for medically fragile and disabled children with special health care needs. Parents and caregivers can bring their children to us for safe, nurturing care. We serve children from Lewis County and other surrounding counties. We provide:

  • Daily care from 1 hour to 10 hours daytime or evening hours
  • Short term care for up to 2 weeks
  • Residential long term care
  • Step down care from hospital to home

If you are the parent of a special needs child, you know how complicated and time consuming it can be to care for your child. We know that meeting these needs can be draining physically, emotionally, financially, and that family resources can be rapidly depleted.

We know that families can be left with little or nothing to draw upon in their efforts to meet the needs of other family members. Constant travel to distant care facilities can create even more stress. Our respite center is designed to provide time for parents/caregivers to take time for themselves, to restore and rejuvenate their own energies.

Vivian's House is a fully furnished respite care facility with four bedrooms with hospital beds and cribs, with a common kitchen and eating area. The living room is comfortable and feels like home. All walls are painted with fun and lively colorful murals. The nursery is fully equipped with hospital cribs.

For more information about Vivian's House Respite Center, contact us at (360) 736-9178 x40 or email us using our contact form.

The David and Minnie Meyerson Foundation has partnered with us to physically expand Vivian's House, to allow additional children to be served, and provide much needed therapeutic equipment. Providence Hospital has provided us with medical equipment, hospital beds, and cribs.

Opportunities for Respite Care

Parents or caregivers use our services for a variety of reasons: employment, attend special events or even just to relax at home. Because of the nature of their child's special needs, many of these parents or caregivers have not had the opportunity to attend these events in the past year or just relax with recreational time to themselves or spend time with other siblings.

Assessment Process

Our assessment process is coordinated by a Registered Nurse who has a thorough understanding of the needs of special needs children. An information packet for respite care is completed prior to participation, which allows us to develop an individualized care plan. Children can be scheduled for care after the assessment process has been completed.

Shannon Baumel, our Director of Nursing Services is available to answer questions and/or provide an information packet. Please call (360)736-9178 x40.

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