In-Home Respite Service Usage Rates Statewide

Fiscal Year Service Option Selected Regional Centers Number of Consumers
2016-17 Agency/EOR* Does not offer FMS 52,171
2016-17 Agency/EOR* Offers FMS 25,389
2016-17 FMS Offers FMS 4,992
2017-18 Agency/EOR* Does not offer FMS 56,793
2017-18 Agency/EOR* Offers FMS 26,945
2017-18 FMS Offers FMS 5,607
2018-19 Agency/EOR* Does not offer FMS 62,824
2018-19 Agency/EOR* Offers FMS 28,754
2018-19 FMS Offers FMS 6,196
2019-20 Agency/EOR* Does not offer FMS 68,771
2019-20 Agency/EOR* Offers FMS 30,472
2019-20 FMS Offers FMS 6,606
2020-21 Agency/EOR* Does not offer FMS 73,652
2020-21 Agency/EOR* Offers FMS 31,854
2020-21 FMS Offers FMS 6,797

Source: Analysis of DDS' consumer demographic, diagnosis, authorization, and claims data as of December 6, 2021.

Notes: We classified a regional center as not offering FMS if less than 1 percent of its consumers had an authorization for FMS in fiscal year 2020-21. To maintain confidentiality of those minimal numbers, we redacted details of FMS use at these regional centers. For this same reason, we also redacted details of respite usage of 10 or fewer consumers.

We used the median value when comparing respite care usage, which represents the middle value of a category’s respite care usage. This measure indicates that half of the consumers in the category use less than the median amount of respite and half of the consumers use more than the median amount.

*DDS tracks the number of families that use the Agency option and the EOR option in aggregate, but does not identify totals for each option.