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Respite for Adoptive Families

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Respite, a short break for caregivers and their families, is an important support service for parents who have adopted a child. It is particularly important for families who adopt a…

Respite for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease

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Respite for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, affects millions of people in the U.S. and their families. This disease affects a person’s…

Nine Steps to Respite Care for Family Caregivers of Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

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Are you a parent or family member providing support to a child or adult with an intellectual or developmental disability? You may engage in multiple roles in supporting the independence…

Respite for Caregivers of Veterans

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Respite for caregivers of Veterans from all eras is a recognized, but often unmet need. Special considerations for the development and implementation of respite care for caregivers of younger Veterans…

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…

Respite for Caregivers of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance

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Finding respite services for a child with challenging behavioral issues can be difficult for families. This fact sheet discusses the definition and characteristics of emotional disturbance, issues for families, program…

Respite for Family Caregivers of Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

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This fact sheet provides a basic overview of useful information for respite providers who work with individuals and families caring for someone with I/DD. It is also meant to assist…

Respite Services to Support Grandfamilies

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Respite Services to Support Grandfamilies Many of the challenges facing grandfamilies who have become the primary caregivers for relative children are unique. This fact sheet, written by staff of the…

Nine Steps to Respite Care for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease

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Caregivers of family members with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease (D/AD) may face special challenges. Sometimes, individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease have unique physical, emotional and behavioral conditions that require…

Respite for Families Caring for Children Who Are Medically Fragile

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Medically complex or medically fragile infants and children have numerous medical needs resulting from multiple chronic conditions, technology dependence, and/or complex medication treatments. This fact sheet is intended to provide a…

Respite for Adults with Mental Health Disorders

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Because of the unique nature of their respite needs, this fact sheet focuses on respite for family caregivers of individuals with mental health issues who are between the ages of…

Nine Steps to Respite Care for Military and Veteran Caregivers

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Prepared for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation – Hidden Heroes and published here with their permission. Military and Veteran Caregivers may face special challenges. Sometimes, Veterans have unique physical, emotional and…