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 Logic Model for Family Caregiver Navigator Pilot Program

Logic Model for the Family Caregiver Navigation (FCN) Pilot Program

Oklahoma Logic Model

NV Respite Rx Voucher Respite Pre- and Post Survey

Developed by the NV Lifespan Respite Care Program grantee Nevada Respite Rx Voucher Pilot Program Pre- and Post-Respite Surveys for caregivers.

Measuring Systems Change: A Brief Guide

Prepared by Administration for Community Living, Office of Performance and Evaluation, ACL Data Council, 2021 This brief provides an introduction to measuring systems change, including how systems and systems change…

A Research Agenda for Respite Care

Deliberations of an Expert Panel of Researchers, Advocates and Funders To understand the existing research base, and to make recommendations for how to structure and organize future research in ways…

ARCH Systems Change Outcome #1 Tracking Form

Prepared by ARCH as a sample form for tracking Lifespan Respite grant goal achievements.¬† This form is used to track and report on Outcome #1: Grantees achieve the goals identified…

South Carolina Caregiver Survey Key Findings

In August 2020, the South Carolina Respite Coalition sent a survey to family caregivers and organizations serving family caregivers to get an idea of who South Carolina caregivers are and…

ARCH Respite Research Summit: Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions Facilitated by¬† Kim Whitmore, Marquette University, College of Nursing; Casandra Firman, MS, Susan Janko Summers, PhD, and Ray Kirk, PhD, ARCH ARCH Respite Research Summit, September 30, 2020…

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):
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).