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State Summaries of Lifespan Respite Grant Activities and Outcomes, Grantee Final Reports, FY 2017 and FY 2018

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State Summaries of Lifespan Respite Grant Activities and Outcomes Final Reports, FY 2017 and FY 2018 Grantees This report contains summaries of the final reports from FY 2017 and FY…

Nine Steps to Respite for Grandfamilies

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If you are a grandparent or other relative caring for your grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other related children, you may be considered a “grandfamily.” The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren…

Respite for Family Caregivers of Adults with Neurological Conditions

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Respite for Family Caregivers of Adults with Neurological Conditions Millions of adults in the United States live with various neurological conditions, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, cerebrovascular disease…

Public Awareness Guidebook

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24-page guidebook for crisis nurseries and respite care programs on strategies for increasing public awareness of the availability of services through press releases, and media public service announcements. Sample press…

Sustaining Lifespan Respite Systems: Lessons Learned and Practical Applications with a Checklist for Success

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Author: Susan Janko Summers, PhD, ARCH With technical assistance from ARCH and The Finance Project, eight Exemplar States chosen from among the Lifespan Respite grantees and partners, worked to develop…

ARCH Evaluation Form for Planned Respite

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From Evaluating and Reporting Outcomes: a Guide for Respite and Crisis Care Program Managers, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center Pre-Post Retrospective Survey for assessing the outcomes of planned…

State Innovations to Advance Respite Care – Policy Strategies Shared at the State-Federal Respite Summit

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Prepared by the National Academy for State Health Policy In February 2024, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), as part of its Lifespan Respite Special Projects grant from…

The Fundamentals of Developing and Implementing Voucher Respite, Part 1

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The Fundamentals of Developing and Implementing Voucher Respite, Part 1, July 10, 2014 Call Description Some state lifespan respite grantees and/or state respite coalitions or other primary partners have implemented…

COVID-19 Case Study: Lifespan Respite Washington Respite Voucher Program

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Lifespan Respite Washington (LRW) offers caregiver support through vouchers or mini grants for unpaid caregivers supporting a family member, friend, or neighbor who has a special need or condition. Recognizing…

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…

Linking Lifespan Respite to your State’s Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) Initiatives

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Linking Lifespan Respite to your State’s Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) Initiatives, June 9, 2014  Call Description: Some state Lifespan Respite Programs have begun collaborating with their state Medicaid program to…

Emergency Respite: Help for Family Caregivers in Critical Times of Need

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Fact Sheet from ARCH Technical Assistance Center for Lifespan Respite Respite is defined as temporary relief for the family caregiver. It is most beneficial if used as early in the…