Respite Voucher Learning Collaborative Meeting

January 18, 2024
Stretching Your Voucher Dollars to Serve More Caregivers: Cost-Sharing and other Strategies

Aleatha Dickerson, Network Manager, Community Living, and Lifespan Respite grantee manager, Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging, and Hector Munoz, CareBreaks Respite Coordinator, Catholic Social Services, Diocese of Providence, described Rhode Island’s CareBreaks Program, RI’s primary respite program, that offers cost-share respite services to the primary caregivers of eligible individuals of any age (older adults, adults with disabilities, and children with emotional and medical needs) through Information, Referral and Service Coordination, and a respite break. Vicki Clear, with Montana Lifespan Respite at Developmental Educational Assistance Program of Montana, shared the cost-sharing policies used in Montana’s Lifespan Respite Voucher Program.