Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Important Internet Links

 for Lifespan Respite

 Planning, Building, and Collaboration




Aging and Disability Resource Centers

ADRC Technical Assistance Exchange:

ADRC Overview Training, FAQs and Fact Sheet                                                       

ADRCs and Family-to- Family Health Education Information Centers Collaboration (Using South Carolina Lifespan Respite Program as Example)


AoA and Lifespan Respite Resources

Lifespan Respite Program, Grantee Abstracts, etc.  

Archived Lifespan Respite Funding Opportunity Announcements from ACL/AoA

AoA Lifespan Respite Fact Sheet


ARCH Lifespan Links

Lifespan Respite Training and Technical Assistance (fact sheets and background information)    

Lifespan Respite Program Contacts

Lifespan Respite “101” Toolkit


Lifespan Respite “101” Webinar

Lifespan Respite Law

House and Senate Congressional Floor Statements in Support of Final Passage (Dec. 2006)

House Energy and Commerce Committee Report on Lifespan Respite Care Act (Sept. 06)

Tools for Collaboration Fact Sheet and Webinar                                           

ARCH National Respite Locator Service for Families and Providers                                     

National Respite Coalition


Lifespan Respite Task Force                                                                      


Caregiver Assessment

From Family Caregiver Alliance

Selected Caregiver Assessment Measures: A Resource Inventory for Practitioners, Family Caregiver Alliance, 2012 

Caregivers Count, Too! Caregiver Assessment Toolkit

National Consensus Report on Caregiver Assessment


Family Caregiver Alliance Links

National Family Caregiver Resource Center

Technical Assistance Center for Caregiver Programs

Family Navigator Service: State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers

Newsletter for the Family Caregiver and Lifespan Respite Training and TA Centers

Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving



Family Caregiver Facts/Resources

National Family Caregiver Association

National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP 2009 Caregiver Survey Executive Summary

Metlife Study of Working Caregivers and Employer Health Care Costs

The Evercare® Survey of The Economic Downturn and its Impact on Family Caregiving

Valuing the Invaluable: The Economic Value of Family Caregiving, Update 2011

Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers, 2011

Gallup Poll Data Part 1: In U.S., Working Caregivers Face Wellbeing Challenges, December 8, 20

Gallup Poll Data Part 2: In U.S., Caregivers Suffer From Poorer Physical Health, February 4, 2011 

Gallup Poll Data Part 3: In U.S., Caregivers' Emotional Health Often Suffers, May 27, 2011


Respite Coalitions

State Respite Coalition Contacts

Building Respite Coalitions Guide

State Respite Coalition Fact Sheets State Respite Coalition Fact Sheets Compendium


Respite Facts


Respite Facts and Talking Points


Respite and Caregiving Fact Sheet, 2012

Family Caregiver Alliance. Making the Case: Saving Your State’s Caregiver Support Programs: Talking Points for Advocates, Administrators, Providers and Caregivers

Lifespan Respite Transition Issue Brief 2008

Benefits and Cost Savings of Respite Care

Respite and Crisis Care FRIENDS Fact Sheet

ARCH Fact Sheets                                               


Respite Funding 

Federal Funding and Support Opportunities for Respite: Building Blocks

Building Blocks for Lifespan Respite: Federal Funding Opportunities


Respite Provider Training and Credentialing Links

Links to websites of other organizations or services providers

  • Direct Service Worker Advocacy and Clearinghouse Information
  • Respite Provider and other Direct Care Worker Training, Credentialing
  • Child Respite Provider Training and Credentialing
  • Dementia Training and Certification 


Useful Data Bases and Tables for State Specific Needs Statements

AARP, State-by-State Table on the Number of Caregivers and the Economic Value of Caregiving, 2009

American Psychological Association Stress in America survey data on caregiver stress and health related consequences. Results published for the nation, by region, and by major cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City,  Seattle, and Washington, DC.    

Children with Special Health Care Needs in Context: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2007 Data by state:

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) Chartbook 2009-2010

AARP’s Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers, 2011. State data.

Disability Statistics by State and County or Group of Counties  Data

Census Data on Disability                            

UCP's Annual The Case for Inclusion Ranks 50 States & DC on Medicaid Services for Individuals with Disabilities (current and past reports)                                                                               

Kaiser Family Foundation Medicaid Benefits Online Database

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention State Data on Disability and Health

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health: A product of the Child and Adolescent Health Initiative. National and state trend data on child and adolescent health



Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084

This project is supported, in part, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  These contents, however, do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.


The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a division of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc.; 800 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514;



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