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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…

Original State Lifespan Respite Programs

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This fact sheet provides a quick look at the original Statewide Lifespan Respite Programs that inspired the enactment of the Federal Lifespan Respite Care Act and laid the foundation for…

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…

Summary Table of Federal Programs that Support Respite Care

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Information on federal programs that support respite. For more in-depth information, see Federal Funding Opportunities for Respite.

COVID-19 Case Study: Agape Respite Care, Indiana

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Agape Respite Care, Inc. is primarily an out-of-home, lifespan respite house located in Berne, Indiana. Agape has provided services for families from all over Indiana for 28 years. Care is…

ARCH Annotated Bibliography of Respite and Crisis Care Studies, 6th Edition, 2022

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The literature review for this updated bibliography adds summaries of 19 peer-reviewed journal articles. Articles were included from the time period 2020, where the 5th edition left off, through 2022.…

Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors

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Distinguishes between the roles and responsibilities of advisory boards and boards of directors. Offers tips on the recruitment, training, and retention of board members.

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 Family Decision Guide to Use Respite Worksheet

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This decision guide worksheet was developed for family caregivers and care recipients. Whenever possible, the decision to receive respite care should be made together as a family. Families must carefully…

COVID-19 Case Study: YMCA of San Diego County, CA

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The YMCA of San Diego County provides respite for families of children and adults with special needs to give families short-term relief from the ongoing care of their child with…

COVID-19 Case Study: Centennial Adultcare Center – Tennessee

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Centennial Adultcare Centers (CAC) are privately owned adult day health care programs1 that provide integrated day care, respite and health care services for families of adults with cognitive or physical…

Volunteer Respite: Roadmap to Resources

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Volunteer Respite: Roadmap to Resources Prepared by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center Explore information and resources for recruiting, screening, training, and retaining volunteers to provide respite services…