Respite for caregivers of Veterans from all eras is a recognized, but often unmet need. Special considerations for the development and implementation of respite care for caregivers of younger Veterans with disabilities, and new ways to improve access to services, may be required. This fact sheet provides a basic review of respite issues for providers who work with Veterans and their caregivers. It will also help Lifespan Respite grantees better understand the unique needs of Veterans. Such insights will help State Lifespan Respite programs and others be better positioned to create strategies that address these needs and thereby increase access, quality of services and provider training to serve this population. Family caregivers may also find useful resources here.

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