If you are looking for published research articles and other publications focused on respite research and evaluation, see also Findings and Updates and ARCH Annotated Bibliography.

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Some Thoughts About Data

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2011 Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Meeting, Glendale, AZ. Presented by Casandra Firman, ARCH Evaluation Specialist.

Evolution of Dementia Carers’ Needs for and Access to Short Breaks: A Research Study from Wales

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This event was cohosted by ARCH and the BREAK Exchange International policy recognizes the importance of short breaks and respite for sustaining caregiving relationships. The necessity for short breaks to…

California Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Waivers


Home and Community-Based 1915(c) Waivers for Respite Support Medicaid is a program in every state that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources.…

Lifespan Respite: Who, What, When, Where and How?

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These PPT slides provide answers to the questions: What is respite? Why is it important? What are the barriers to accessing respite? What is Lifespan Respite and why do we…

Sustainability Structure Comparisons for State Respite or Caregiving Coalitions

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Prepared by the Idaho Caregiver Alliance and adapted by ARCH When considering the sustainability of your respite or caregiving coalition, it is important to consider the pros and cons of…

Using a SWOT for Strategic Planning and Measuring Outcomes

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Using a SWOT for Strategic Planning and Measuring Outcomes Presentation by Julie Waters with the Alabama Department of Senior Services, and AL’s Lifespan Respite grantee manager. ARCH National Respite Network and…

Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition Educational Booklet

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4-page document created to educate caregivers and the public about respite.

Evaluation of Shared Lives Day Support Services An opportunity for a ‘short break’ for people living with dementia with wellbeing outcomes, Part 2

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ARCH and the BREAK Exchange cohosted the webinar, Shared Lives Day Support Services: An opportunity for a ‘short break’ with wellbeing outcomes, Part 2 to learn more about the benefits of this innovative respite model…

Students as Respite Volunteers: A Creative Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers

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Students as Respite Volunteers: A Creative Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers Using students from undergraduate and graduate nursing, social work, and other health care professional academic programs as volunteer respite…

National Respite Guidelines

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Guiding Principles for Respite Models and Services The guidelines provide a summary of guiding principles addressing quality indicators for all respite models and services. They can act as a checklist…

Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network Brochure

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Brochure providing respite information and state contacts.

Lifespan Respite 101 Webinar: An historical look back

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This 2010 webinar provides an historic look back at the start of the federal Lifespan Respite Care Program, including a review of Lifespan Respite legislation and best practices in the…