Building Respite Registries to Meet the Needs of Families

June 16, 2022

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ARCH and the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin hosted this webinar for Lifespan Respite grantees and partners, Building Respite Registries to Reach Family Caregivers, June 16, 2022. This webinar provides useful information for states and coalitions thinking about establishing or enhancing a respite-specific registry.


The direct care workforce crisis has impacted the availability of respite providers to support family caregivers. Some states, through their Lifespan Respite Programs, have developed and implemented respite registries to make it easier for family caregivers to find trusted providers. PHI also tracks matching service registries throughout the country, which “match” home care consumers with workers ā€” based on needs, preferences, and availability. In this webinar, we will hear from three state Lifespan Respite Programs that have respite-specific registries, from PHI on additional state direct care worker directories, and Rewarding Work which maintains worker registries in several states that are open to consumers, workers, and home care agencies, often with support from public funds.


Stephen McCall,Ā Data and Policy Analyst, PHI

Hanna Quiring,Ā Lifespan Respite Program Coordinator, Children and Family Services, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Jessica Cook, Web Project Coordinator, University of Nebraskaā€“Lincoln, Center on Children, Families, and the Law

Val Madsen, Training & Development Specialist, Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

Sarah Schmidt, Deputy Director, Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance, Arkansas Department of Human Services

Theresa Driscoll, Marketing and Operations Manager, Toward Independent Living and Learning, Inc. (TILL) and

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