02/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Respite.... define in the dictionary ""a pause from doing something or for relaxation"". My definition is similar. The meaning to me is peace of mind, a safe, warm & clean environment, friendly and caring staff, convenience, and most important, my son's happiness in respite. All that combined equals Together We Grow.
My son started with TWG at the Oceanside branch at the age of 91/2 years old and sadly soon he is coming to the end of his journey with the TWG in San Diego because he is turning 21. I feel like TWG was a god sent to not only me but for my son. When he attends respite weekends, it benefits him to be able to have the separation from my husband and I. Everyone needs that, whether you are a typical or disabled person. As for me, it gives me date nights with my husband, being able to go places that are not so wheelchair friendly, to eat a meal or two without feeding another person at the same time, and simply to give me time for myself. When I pick my son up from respite, he has a huge smile on his face, which tells me he had a great weekend. I myself, feel rejuvenated and well rested.
Let's face it... as a mother of a boy that has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair, non-verbal, seizure disorder, and G-tube fed, no one can come close to the perfect care you give your child. In TWG I feel confident that as part of a team, the staff and I can be on the same level of care. The care that you so want and insist for your child. If a problem or concern arises, I have had all of it ironed out by working together with the staff in resolving it.
I highly recommend this to anybody who is sitting at home with their child and feel like there could not be a place to leave their child with any disabilities or medical issues (for day care or respite). There is such place, and that is Together We Grow.