The ABCs of Respite

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A Consumer Guide to Respite for Family Caregivers In this Consumer Guide, you can find insight on how to plan for respite, information about the types of respite available, and…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Training

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A trained staff is essential for effective delivery of safe and quality services.¬† This guidebook has been developed to help trainers create and implement interactive, quality training experiences.¬† It contains…

Medicaid Waivers for Respite Support

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State-by-State Summaries of Medicaid Waiver Information State-by-State Summaries of Medicaid Waiver Information Author:¬†Kathy Mayfield-Smith, Research Associate Professor, Division of Medicaid Policy Research, Institute for Families in Society at the University…

Sustainability Planning Workbook Implementation Guide for Lifespan Respite Grantees and Partners

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Designed to guide you through the Sustainability Planning Workbook. The guide highlights sustainability strategies specific to sustaining Lifespan Respite grant activities and State Respite Coalitions.¬† The Finance Project’s¬†Sustainability Planning Workbook,¬†a…

Measuring Systems Change and Consumer Outcomes

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Recommendations for Developing Performance Metrics for State Lifespan Respite Programs. The guide provides a roadmap with tools and step-by-step suggestions for developing a performance measurement plan that will reflect the…

Practical Considerations When Starting a New Program and for Experienced Voucher Program Providers

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Are you thinking about starting a voucher respite program? Are you a seasoned veteran in implementing a program, but still have questions? The Respite Voucher Learning Collaborative will provide peer…

Providing and Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Providing and Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Voluntary National Guidelines for Respite Care Agencies, Providers, Family Caregivers, and Respite Care Recipients
UPDATED WITH GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, December 2021

Principal Author:¬† ¬†Kim E. Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin ‚Äď Madison, and Founder and Chief Change Officer of Ujima United, LLC

Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (also in Spanish)

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Guidelines for Families The information and guidelines provided in this document are designed to assist you and your family with careful and thoughtful decision making to ensure respite care is…

Building a Statewide Respite Coalition: Where Do We Begin?

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This guide is intended to assist those states or groups that are considering forming or restructuring coalitions by providing the tools necessary to begin building or to strengthen a state…

South Carolina Emergency Respite Vouchers

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Prepared by the South Carolina Respite Coalition The Emergency Respite Voucher is available to family caregivers in need of emergency respite for obtaining primary care. Vouchers are available for up…