February 23, 2022

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ARCH hosted this webinar with the BREAK Exchange.

Exhale, the Family Caregiver Initiative, with support from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in collaboration with The Philanthropic Initiative, funds innovative collaborative projects that are reimagining and increasing respite opportunities for family caregivers of older adults. Respite, a period of rest or relief, can play a key role in reinforcing caregiver well-being and effectiveness, leading to better health, social-emotional outcomes, and lower costs of care for family caregivers and older adults they care for. Simply knowing respite services are available can lower caregiver stress by 70%.

This webinar provides an overview of the Exhale Initiative and its key components. Speakers describe the Exhale Initiative’s three current respite pilots, the program and pilot evaluation design, how the Caregiver Intensity Index is being used to measure caregiver impact, and how ARCH Innovative and Exemplary Respite Guidelines are incorporated to support pilot development, growth and sustainability.

Featured Speakers

  • Ken Genewick, Senior Program Officer for Caregiving, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
  • Amber Slichta, Vice President of Programs and Learning, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Lisa Payne Simon, Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative


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