In Support of Caregivers: Key Accomplishments of Lifespan Respite Program Grantees

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Through competitive grants, the Lifespan Respite CareĀ Program supports individual state grantees to achieveĀ Five Objectives: Expand and enhance respite services in the states; Improve coordination and dissemination of respite services; Streamline…

COVID-19 Oath of Personal Responsibility

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We have composed a simple ā€œOath of Personal Responsibilityā€ that all respite agency staff, respite providers, family caregivers, and care recipients should adhere to. While not legally binding, it does…

COVID-19 Competency Validation Checklist

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COVID-19 Health Screening Policy and Procedure

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Before conducting any respite service, a health screening will be completed based on the county health department recommendations for safe reopening. This screening will occur anytime a provider, client, or…

COVID-19 Case Study: YMCA of San Diego County, CA

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The YMCA of San Diego County provides respite for families of children and adults with special needs to give families short-term relief from the ongoing care of their child with…

COVID-19 Case Study: Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

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Respite Care Registry and Caregiver Respite Grant Program Description The Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW) provides a statewide respite care registry1 with a searchable list of respite care providers…

COVID-19 Case Study: New Jersey Family Resource Network

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The Family Resource Network (FRN) provides direct support services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family caregivers statewide in New Jersey. Originally known as the…

COVID-19 Case Study: Agape Respite Care, Indiana

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Agape Respite Care, Inc. is primarily an out-of-home, lifespan respite house located in Berne, Indiana. Agape has provided services for families from all over Indiana for 28 years. Care is…

COVID-19 Case Study: Lifespan Respite Washington Respite Voucher Program

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Lifespan Respite Washington (LRW) offers caregiver support through vouchers or mini grants for unpaid caregivers supporting a family member, friend, or neighbor who has a special need or condition. Recognizing…

COVID-19 Case Study: St. Louis Arc’s Assistance with Residential Care in the Home Respite Care

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The St. Louis Arcā€™s ARCH (Assistance with Residential Care in the Home) Respite Care program is a consumer-directed respite service that helps a person with developmental disabilities live at home…