Demonstrating the efficient and effective use of resources is a hallmark of sound publicly-funded programs. This can be accomplished through the development of well thought-out performance metrics and strategies for collecting meaningful data. Such data can provide confidence that expended resources are yielding maximum results, document that services are benefitting consumers, and make the case to funders, policy makers and other stakeholders that the initiative is worthy of ongoing support. Performance measurement can also help monitor and manage programs and inform budgetary and strategic planning.

The information on this page is meant to assist Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners engage in the development of well-thought out and useful performance measurement plans as they implement activities under their Lifespan Respite grants or work to sustain these activities once federal funds are expended. The information should prove useful to others providing respite services as well.

Performance Measurement/Evaluation Resources/Measurement Tools

  • Reset Filters

Evaluating Outcomes for Children and Families Receiving Crisis Nursery Services

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center conducted the Crisis Nursery Program evaluation to examine relationships between crisis respite care and (1) incidents of reported child abuse and (2)…

Benefits and Cost Savings Due to Respite

Fact Sheet Developed by the National Respite Coalition

Health Benefits of Senior Corps

Issue Brief Developed by the Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Companion Caregiver Study The Corporation for National and Community Service conducted the Senior Companion caregiver study to establish…

Conflict Tactics Scales

Parent report (i.e., self-administered) or direct parent assessment (i.e., administration in person or over the telephone) The CTS have been used to evaluate violence within families and intimate relationships. The…

Some Thoughts About Data

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

Successful State Approaches for Measuring Lifespan Respite Outcomes

2015 Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium, Washington, DC. Presented By: Emily Kearns, MA Lifespan Respite Coalition and Joyce Pohlman, TX Department of Aging and Disability Services

South Carolina Data Elements for Lifespan Respite Reporting

Developed by the South Carolina Lifespan Respite Project A list of data elements for measuring demographic, process data (unduplicated counts of caregivers and care receivers receiving respite by age, gender…

VA Respite Voucher Satisfaction Survey 2022

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…

Montana Voucher Respite Satisfaction Survey Results

Prepared by the Montana Lifespan Respite Program The report represents results of ongoing data collection in 2019 of users of Montana’s Lifespan Respite Voucher Program to  assess how well the…

More Nationally Recognized Tools:

See these websites for validated measurement and assessment tools: 

 Measures for Assessing Caregiving Coping (APA):
 Care Receiver Assessment Tools (APA):
 Parent Caregiver Tools (APA):
References

American Psychological Association, Public Interest Directorate. Caregiver Assessment Tools

Family Caregiver Alliance and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (2012; 2nd Edition). Selected Caregiver Assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners 

Lund, D; Wright, SD; Caserta, M; Utz, R; Lindfelt, C; Montoro-Rodriguez, J; and Shon, H (2014). Time for Living and Caring, Making Respite Services Work for You.

US Administration on Aging. Performance Measurement Outcome Project (POMP).