Should Your Family Continue with Respite Care During COVID-19?

Guidance regarding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and the decision to receive respite care is not an easy decision for many families.  The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center has released a Family Decision Guide to help families consider risks, benefits, and barriers before making an informed decision on whether or not to receive respite … Continue reading Should Your Family Continue with Respite Care During COVID-19?

12 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

June is world elder abuse awareness month.  The University of Southern California provides many resources on how to take action.  The need to provide respite to caregivers is highlighted in 12 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse.    Learn the signs of elder abuse and neglect  Talk to friends and family members about how we … Continue reading 12 Things Everyone Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support here in Idaho

Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support in Idaho? Here is the State-by-State Summary prepared by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center.  The information for Idaho’s respite support starts on page 85. I find it always useful to see what other states are offering to see how we measure with provided … Continue reading Are you familiar with the Medicaid waivers provided for respite support here in Idaho

Are you in need of respite?

Are you in need of respite? There are programs scattered around Idaho offering some form of respite service. Check out the current list of programs that are supported in part by grant monies received through the Idaho Commission on Aging from the US Administration of Community Living click on the following link, Respite programs in … Continue reading Are you in need of respite?

If you care for a child who has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is here.

If you care for a child that has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is available for you. The Department of Health and Welfare offers resite care vouchers (up to two per 12 month period) for the legal guardians of youth with SED. They’ve partnered with BPA Health who manages these respite vouchers. … Continue reading If you care for a child who has been diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), respite is here.

9 Steps to Respite Care

ARCH (Access to Respite Care and Help) National Respite Network in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation created a 9 Steps to Respite Care guide for Military Caregivers. This guide, although specified for military caregivers, is another great resource for the non-military caregiver.  The 9 Steps to Respite Care for Military Caregivers provides 9 great … Continue reading 9 Steps to Respite Care