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Self-Direction in Respite Voucher Programs: Path to Person and Family-Centered Care

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Virtual presentation for the Applied Self-Direction At Your Desk Conference, April 25, 2023 Respite care provides a break from caregiving for both the caregiver and the disabled individual and should…

Policy and Procedures for Volunteers

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From the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The purpose of these policies and procedures is to provide overall guidance and direction to individuals serving as volunteers for the Department of…

Study of Four Lifespan Respite Programs

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In 2004, ARCH endeavored to secure the most current information about the existing State Lifespan Respite Programs by conducting state surveys and follow-up interviews. While only four states had implemented…

Volunteer Program Sample Policy: Etiquette & Behavior for Relating to Persons with Disabilities

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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…

Montana Lifespan Respite Voucher Program Satisfaction Survey

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Developed by the Montana Lifespan Respite Program To assess how well the program works for family caregivers, and to plan for future respite services, family caregivers are asked to complete…

VA Lifespan Respite Voucher Program Satisfaction Survey

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As part of the Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program, caregivers are required to fill out this brief Satisfaction Survey and submit it to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services…

Engaging Employers in Lifespan Respite: Tools from ReACT

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ReACT (Respect A Caregiver’s Time) is an employer-focused coalition dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by employee caregivers and reducing the impact on the companies that employ them. ReACT represents…

Providing Emergency Respite, Sept 13, 2017

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Call Description: One of the required uses of funds for a Lifespan Respite grant is providing planned and emergency respite. However, despite the demonstrated need for emergency respite in many…

Funding Sustainability for Lifespan Respite Programs, Part II: Examples from the States

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Examples from the States  As federal, state, and even private funding sources remain extremely limited, state Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners will have to work creatively to maximize and…

Timebanking for Respite: Communities Supporting Caregivers

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ARCH hosted this webinar with the BREAK Exchange. Timebanking is a time-based currency. Give one hour of service to another, and receive one time credit. You can use the credits in…

Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Program Data on Caregivers 2012

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Report by Cheryl Dinnell, Coordinator, Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Program Data on caregivers in this report came from applications, assessments, pre- and post-respite surveys, and voucher claim forms. This information…