Self-Direction in Respite Voucher Programs: Path to Person and Family-Centered Care

Respite care provides a break from caregiving for both the caregiver and the disabled individual and should be a meaningful experience for them and other family members. Respite Voucher Programs, frequently funded by state Lifespan Respite Care grants funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, allow family caregivers in consultation with the person in care to select, hire and train their own respite providers, ensuring meaningful and culturally competent person and family-centered services. This session offers an overview of the Lifespan Respite Care Program with examples of states that offer various models of self-directed respite voucher programs. 

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