This Conversations on Caregiving podcast series highlights the work of individual Innovative and Exemplary respite programs and services across the nation.
ARCH has recognized Innovative and Exemplary respite programs and services annually since 2019. Innovative and Exemplary programs vary in approaches and settings –– community and faith-based, university-based, volunteer –– but each program meets defined criteria for best respite practices in key areas, including: volunteer and professional development, person- and family-centered practice, performance measurement, and sustainability.
The human stories presented in Conversations on Caregiving inspire and show us practical ways to incorporate respite best practices day-to-day in our own work.
Welcome to Conversations on Caregiving, and thanks for listening.
Listen here on the ARCH website, or listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
Podcast 1 – Not free, but freely given. In this inaugural ARCH podcast in the ARCH series, Conversations on Caregiving, educator Mary Jo Alimena Caruso describes how she created a volunteer respite program for caregivers of children with disabilities. The program was notable in its ability to foster…Listen to Podcast
Podcast 2 – Respite is a contact sport, not a spectator sport. In this second podcast in the ARCH series, Conversations on Caregiving, Melissa Leisen and Christine McGrane introduce their college- and university-based pediatric respite programs in Virginia, and in Rhode Island. Melissa and Christine describe how these…Listen to Podcast
Podcast 3 – Flooding the airways with kindness. In this third podcast in the ARCH Series, Conversations on Caregiving, educator Sharon Leary talks about a multidisciplinary, undergraduate university-based respite program serving caregiving families of adults with Alzheimer’s and other memory related conditions. Sharon illuminates the many ways students benefit…Listen to Podcast
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