Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network

Primary Practice

Respite Voucher Program

Description

Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network, through Easter Seals as the lead agency, helps caregivers find and fund respite care. The program provides eligible caregivers with up to $500 in voucher funding to help them pay for respite care – to take a break from caregiving. . The program is unique because caregivers find their own respite provider; it could be a friend, a neighbor, or a provider agency. The program does not put stipulations on who can provide the respite care. Caregivers then pay the respite provider and submit an invoice to Easter Seals for reimbursement.  In addition, Case Managers provide additional resources and information to those families, including assistive technology.

Target Population(s)

The program serves caregivers of individuals with disabilities and older individuals across the lifespan

Implementation

Funded in part by the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities and Easter Seals

Goals/Objectives

The purpose of DLRCN is to ensure that children and adults with disabilities and their caregivers will have easy access to quality, affordable respite care

Evidence of Outcomes

New Idea/Novel Approach
No formal evaluation has been conducted on the program.

Additional Information

Delaware Lifespan Respite Program website: http://www.easterseals.com/de/explore-resources/for-caregivers/easterseals-lifespan-respite.html