June 22, 2021
This presentation was part of the Lifespan Respite Track at the 2021 Virtual International Short Break Conference cohosted by ARCH
Nick Slentz, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), VA, USA
Liza White, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), VA, USA
The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program (VLRVP), supported by grants from the Administration for Community Living, has worked in partnership with the Virginia Caregiver Coalition (VCC) to provide desperately needed respite opportunities to Virginians since 2009. This session will provide a detailed overview of how the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program is designed, how it is implemented, the successes of the program design, and overcoming the challenges associated with it. Presenters will also discuss best practices and knowledge gained from the effective implementation over the last decade. Demographic data about individuals served by the program will be highlighted.
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