In 2004, ARCH endeavored to secure the most current information about the existing State Lifespan Respite Programs by conducting state surveys and follow-up interviews. While only four states had implemented State Lifespan Programs (OR, NE, WI, OK) by that time, several salient findings emerged from early lessons learned.  These four programs became best practices upon which the current national Lifespan Respite Care Program was crafted.

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