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The Veteran Directed Care Program: Supporting Veterans and their Family Caregivers in the Community

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The Veteran Directed Care Program (VDC, formerly VD-HCBS) gives Veterans of all ages who are at a nursing home level of care the opportunity to live at home and direct…

Person-Centered Planning, Thinking and Practice for Respite

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The presenters provided an overview of person and family-centered thinking, planning, and practice from the perspective of the LifeCourse framework, and an overview of the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered…

Building Pathways to Sustainability – Resources from the Aging and Disability Business Institute

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As health care providers and payers increasingly recognize the importance of social and behavioral determinants of health for their members/patients and their caregivers, they are increasingly partnering with community-based organizations…

Opportunities for Innovation: Home Care Worker Cooperatives

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We are in the midst of a labor force crisis in the supply of direct service workers. The home care industry experiences a 67% average annual turnover in workers. The…

Assistive Technology Programs and Lifespan Respite: AT Resources for Family Caregivers and Respite Care Providers

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The 56 State and Territory Assistive Technology (AT) programs provide a multitude of resources and activities that can help family caregivers and respite care providers maintain or improve the functional…

No Wrong Door and Lifespan Respite

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The Shared Vision of Connecting Individuals and Families to Services and Supporting Family Caregivers Accessing long-term services and supports (LTSS) at the community level for people with disabilities and older…

Assuring Culturally Relevant Respite Services for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Aging Population and their Family Caregivers

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This webinar provides an overview of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Aging population for Lifespan Respite grantees, their partners and other respite services providers. As the most diverse…

Sustaining Lifespan Respite and Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement

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How can we best sustain respite programs and services over time?  Lifespan Respite Grantees and their partners consistently rank “providing funding sustainability training and assistance” as a top priority. Without…

TimeBanking for Respite: An Innovative and Socially Just Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers

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This webinar provided the historical backdrop and philosophy behind TimeBanking and began a discussion of how TimeBanks can be applied to the offering of respite care to family caregivers. Incorporated…

Grandfamilies and Relative Caregivers: Meeting their Respite Needs

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The State of Grandfamilies in America: 2015 was recently released by Generations United, a national organization whose mission is “to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through…