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Respite During Covid 19

Respite and Caregiving Resources in the Time of COVID-19

ARCH Joins National Caregiving  Groups to Issue a Statement on Caregiving Support during COVID-19:  "SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS."


Applied Self-Direction - COVID-19 Resources for Self-Direction      

National Caregiving Organization Resources

Government Resources

  • ADvancing States:

National Disability and Aging Organization Resources

Lifespan Respite Network and State Coalition Resources

  • State Respite Coalitions or State Lifespan Respite Programs

  • Colorado Respite Coalition/Easterseals CO spreadsheet of resources for family caregivers

  • Respite Care Association of Wisconsin - Finding Your New Normal during COVID-19, Resources, Tips and Tricks - online training for caregivers and providers

  • New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition Coronavirus Caregiving Resources 

  • New York - Loneliness Scale tool was added to the NY State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) Statewide Client Data System on April 3, 2020 as part of the comprehensive assessment and in the NY Connects and NY Connects Independent Living Centers (ADRC) workflow paths as additional screening.

  • New York State Office for the Aging and PeerPlace - COVID-19 Form

  • New Mexico Caregivers Coalition  (NMCC)  is participating in the  National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Coronavirus Care Fund.  NMCC is pre-qualifying its members for individual financial GRANTS  Immediate financial aid ($400 grant) is available to a home care worker, nanny, housecleaner or other frontline healthcare worker who is member of the Coalition. Caregivers--home care workers, personal care attendants, home health aides, nursing attendants, community health workers/representatives (CHWs and CHRs) or family caregivers who have previously attended a formal training of NMCC are eligible to apply.

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Exploring Respite Opportunities and Options  from ARCH

Please find in the ARCH document below, resources that include informal community, relationship or technology supports that might provide respite opportunities or respite enhancements outside the formal respite services system.  While many of the suggestions are for respite in the community, there are also resources, such as links to online support groups and e-learning, virtual museum trips, technology supports, mindfulness, stress reduction and relaxation apps, and more that family caregivers can access from home to get a much needed break.  If you think of more ideas, send them to ARCH and we will add them to the list!


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