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15 House Members Send Congressional Letter Urging a Doubling in Funding for Lifespan Respite in FY 22

May 10, 2021
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On April 28, 15 Members of the House of Representatives from both parties sent a letter to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee requesting $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program…

Is Dementia-Specific Caregiving Compared With Non-Dementia Caregiving Associated With Physical Difficulty Among Caregivers for Community-Dwelling Adults?

May 1, 2021
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The purpose of this study was to identify whether dementia caregiving is associated with physical difficulty among informal caregivers. Authors recommended that “Future studies should identify strategies to mitigate the…

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

April 14, 2021
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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…

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

April 9, 2021
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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)…

Advancing Respite Research – Findings from the Respite Research Summit

April 9, 2021
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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…

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

April 2, 2021
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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…

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

April 1, 2021
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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…

Short breaks for carers: a scoping review

July 13, 2019
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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…

Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program

July 13, 2018
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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…