State Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Orientation Guide

CONGRATULATIONS on being a new Lifespan Respite Grantee or Partner!

WELCOME to the Lifespan Respite Network.

If you are a seasoned grantee or coalition partner, this resource will still be useful to you as a refresher or handy desk guide.

As you may have already discovered, ARCH has a wealth of information that is available to view or download from the ARCH website, or that you can access through online networking or in-person events. This orientation packet provides helpful information at your fingertips so you can quickly access the resources you need to make your state Lifespan Respite initiative a success.

Consider this a QUICK START GUIDE that you can easily use to locate essential information and resources, or just to learn more about the Lifespan Respite Care Program and its purpose. As a new grantee, or an established grantee or partner, the orientation packet will be helpful if you are wondering:

  • How can I learn more about Lifespan Respite?
  • What are barriers to providing respite to family caregivers?
  • What family caregiving resources and tools would be most helpful for my program?
  • How can I contact and network with other state grantees and partners and learn about their accomplishments and best practices?
  • Where can I find resources to start up or enhance my volunteer respite initiative?
  • How can we start a respite provider or volunteer training program?
  • What strategies do grantees use to build a strong respite coalition?
  • Where can I find useful resources for respite providers in our network?
  • How do grantees ensure sustainability for their respite initiatives?
  • How do I know if our efforts are working?
    ….. and much more!

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