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

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Idaho Caregiver Alliance Lifespan Respite Logic Model

Final Report – NV Caregiver Respite Self-Directed Pilot

State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division Authored By: Cheryl Dinnell, Autumn Blattman, Jamie Ahumada, and Cheyenne Pasquale

Some Thoughts About Data

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

Measuring the Value of Respite

A White Paper by the ARCH Committee for Advancement of Respite Research (CARR) Purpose The purpose of this white paper is to provide an in-depth description of the current challenges…

Performance Measurement Learning Collaborative: Massachusetts Levels of Organizational Integration

Presentation of Leanne Winchester, MA Lifespan Respite Coalition

North Carolina Lifespan Respite Mini-Grant Summary Report and Conference Presentation

Prepared by the North Carolina Lifespan Respite Project as a final report for the mini-grants initiative of 2012-2013 See also NC PPT Presentation, 2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference, Giving Your…

Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program

Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program The Administration for Community Living (ACL) released the Outcome Evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) on December 6, 2018. Key…

Coordination/Collaboration Tracking Form

Prepared by ARCH as a sample measurement tool for Lifespan Respite grantees/partners.

New York Mini-grant Post Respite Survey

Developed by the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition The NY State Caregiving and Respite Coalition designed this survey for use by community and faith-based programs which had received…

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):

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).