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Urge your U.S. House Member to Sign Congressional Dear Colleague Letter for FY 2022 Lifespan Respite Funding

Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to all Members in the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to sign onto a letter to the…

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Identifying Research Priorities in Adult Day Centers to Support Evidence-Based Care of Vulnerable Older Adults

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) created a multistakeholder work group to identify priority areas for research to enhance the quality of services offered in Adult Day Centers (ADCs)…

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Advancing Respite Research – Findings from the Respite Research Summit

On September 29 and 30, 2020, ARCH convened the virtual Respite Research Summit with more than 130 national and international participants. The Summit was a capstone event to an initiative by the…

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$2.1 Million to Study Extended Family Caregivers of People with Dementia

The National Institute on Aging awarded a grant to two faculty members, Karen Roberto and Tina Savla, at Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology to examine the role of extended family…

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Building the Research Pipeline: Home and Community-Based Services and the Dual-Eligible Population

In mid-January, hundreds of researchers convened to discuss how to bolster the quantity and quality of research around dual-eligible individuals and home-and community-based services. With dual-eligible individuals among the hardest…

Welsh Scoping Review

Short breaks for carers: a scoping review

Prepared by Diane Seddon and Louise Prendergast, Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research, School of Health Sciences, Bangor University and funded by Shared Care Scotland Shared Care Scotland, working…

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Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) released the Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) on December 6, 2018. Key Respite FindingsOne key finding regarding respite was that, on…

Senior Companions

Does the Senior Companion Respite
Service Matter for the Health and
Well-being of Caregivers?

In 2014 the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) launched an evaluation to assess the impact of the Senior Companion Program (SCP) respite services on beneficiaries and participants to…