ProMedica unveils new respite center in DefianceWritten by Caitlin McGlade | | firstname.lastname@example.org
ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital campus will open a short-term and overnight respite center June 26.
Overnight respite care will start a couple of days later, on June 29.
Kaitlyn’s Cottage will serve 16- to 40-year-old guests with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as offer educational and support programs for parents and caregivers, according to the news release.
The 4,500-square-foot building has four private bedrooms and activity and dining areas. The specially trained staff will host programming tailored toward each patient’s needs and abilities, according to the release.
The cottage is named after a Defiance couple’s granddaughter, Kaitlyn, who has a neurodevelopmental disorder called Rett syndrome. Dan and Sharon Farrell matched the first $1 million raised in the $2.8 million campaign to construct the respite house. They also implemented an endowment fund for scholarships.
ProMedica serves 27 counties and operates in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.