July 1, 2021

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This presentation was part of the Lifespan Respite Track at the 2021 Virtual International Short Break Conference cohosted by ARCH


Deana Prest, New York Office for the Aging, Division of Policy, Planning, Program and Outcomes, NY, USA
Abbey Lavazzo, New York Office for the Aging, Division of Policy, Planning, Program and Outcomes, NY, USA
Doris Green, New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition, NY, USA

Through presentation materials and interactive activities, participants will learn about core components used for Lifespan Respite in New York State to build capacity, engage partners, and undertake ongoing sustainability planning and implementation. Presenters will share information about our history, structure, and growth as a Lifespan Respite state grantee from 2010 to the present. Presenters will discuss use of the ARCH Sustainability Toolkit for Lifespan Respite action planning and implementation to help move respite forward, focusing on two of the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC) services important to its sustainability: (1) The NYSCRC Caregiver Simulation, and (2) NYSCRC in its role as the national point of contact for Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Master Training.

As part of its Lifespan Respite model, presenters will share information about how the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is implementing the NY Connects No Wrong Door system for access to long-term services and supports across the state, including access to its public NY Connects Resource Directory and its respite listings. New York also is expanding efforts to focus on caregivers in the workplace and will provide information on the tools being developed for caregivers and employers, including use of the Employed Caregiver Survey developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.

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