For Webinar

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During the webinar, Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN, author of the new Voluntary National Respite Guidelines for Providing and Receiving Respite Care Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic recently released by ARCH, provided an overview of the guidelines and the Decision Guides.

The guidelines are designed to assist providers as well as family caregivers with careful and thoughtful planning and implementation strategies to provide and receive respite care as safely as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Case studies of respite services or supports in CA, NJ and WI that restarted successfully during the pandemic were also presented.     

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Amendments to the Guidelines

Featured Speakers

  • Kim E. Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Founder and Chief Change Officer of Ujima United, LLC

  • Veronica Diaforli, Senior Vice President, Programs and Services, The Family Resource Network of New Jersey

  • Jennifer Sanchez, Sr. Social Services Program Director, Respite Unit, YMCA Childcare Resource Service, YMCA of San Diego County, CA

  • Lisa Schneider, Executive Director, Respite Care Association of Wisconsin