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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Setting Goals to Maximize Your Respite Time

Developed by the North Carolina Lifespan Respite Project at the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services This tool was developed for use by family caregivers receiving respite from community…

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…

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…

Increase in Caregiver Access to Respite

Prepared by ARCH as a sample measurement tool for Lifespan Respite grantees/partners.¬† In an interview or focus group format, ask each key leader or stakeholder, ‚ÄúHave you documented an increase…

Idaho Caregiver Alliance Logic Model for Family Caregiver Navigator Pilot Program

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

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…

Alabama Retrospective Pre and Post Test Survey Form

Developed by Alabama Lifespan Respite and UCP of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley HEARTS (Health, Emergency, And Respite Treatment Service) provides home-based respite to caregivers of children birth to 19…

Outcomes vs. Outputs

Prepared by Casandra Firman, ARCH, for the Performance Measurement Learning Collaborative, June 3, 2021

Time for Living and Caring: Making Respite Services Work for You!

Time for Living and Caring: Making Respite Services Work for You! This brochure from the faculty at the University of Utah Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and California State University at San…

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).