A White Paper by the ARCH Committee for Advancement of Respite Research (CARR)

The purpose of this white paper is to provide an in-depth description of the current challenges related to measuring the economic value of respite and to offer a new framework for research
and evaluation.

Value of Respite Model

Key Points
§ There is an urgent need to identify, expand, and develop evidence-based and evidence-informed respite that improves caregiver outcomes.
§ Current research and evaluation methods do not adequately measure the economic value of respite.
§ Caregivers need respite and accrue beneficial effects from respite, even if providing respite does not save money.


The White Paper includes a set of key recommendations from the CARR related to measuring the value of respite care.

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