Ohio Respite Summit. ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Presenter. Jill Kagan, MPH Program Director ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center 703-256-2084 email@example.com. Family Caregiving in the US. 65.7 million unpaid family caregivers
ARCH National Respite Network
and Resource Center
Jill Kagan, MPH
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
Source: Caregiving in the U.S. 2009. Bethesda, MD: National Alliance for Caregiving and Washington, D.C.: AARP, 2009.
Source: Gibson, MJ and Houser, A., (2008). Valuing the Invaluable: The Economic Value of Family Caregiving,
2008 Update, AARP Public Policy Institute Issue Brief Insight on the Issues, November, 2008.
(Washington, DC: AARP)
Coordinated systems of accessible, community-based respite services for all family caregivers regardless of age or special need.
Health Care Reform Provisions
National Family Caregiver Support Program
Block Grants (TANF, Maternal and Child Health, Social Services, Children’s Mental Health)
Federal Categorical Funding Streams, such as CAPTA, Family Support, Alzheimer’s Demos
State Respite or Family Caregiver Support Programs
Building Blocks for
US Administration on Aging administers competitive state grants for these mandatory uses of the funds:
In concert with…
25% Match Required
Can be Cash or In-Kind
Arizona: Developing partnership with Adult Protective Services to provide respite to high risk families; Illinois: set aside grant funds to pay for some emergency respite
North Carolina: “Just One More”: 100 NC counties will be challenged to develop at least one new respite service
Contracting to Local Entities
Coordination of Respite Information
Coordination of Statewide Respite Databases
Respite Coalitions Can:
Serve on State Advisory Teams or Task Forces
Expand Caregiver Training
Embed Respite HotlinesWhat will be the role of the ADRC?
& Lifespan Respite:
Technical Assistance Centers
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