July 16, 2020
During the webinar, Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN, author of the ARCH’s Voluntary National Respite Guidelines for Providing and Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic provided an overview of the guidelines and discussed how to use the decision guide for families and the decision guide for respite agencies.
The guidelines are designed to assist providers as well as family caregivers with careful and thoughtful planning and implementation strategies to provide and receive respite care as safely as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Case studies of respite services or supports in CA, NJ and WI that restarted successfully during the pandemic were also presented.
- Kim E. Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Founder and Chief Change Officer of Ujima United, LLC
- Veronica Diaforli, Senior Vice President, Programs and Services, The Family Resource Network of New Jersey Case Study
- Jennifer Sanchez, Sr. Social Services Program Director, Respite Unit, YMCA Childcare Resource Service, YMCA of San Diego County, CA Case Study
- Lisa Schneider, Executive Director, Respite Care Association of Wisconsin Case Study Case Study
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