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1 The Lifespan Respite Care Program: Current Status and Future Directions The Many Faces of Respite Lifespan Respite Conference Glendale, AZ November 2, 2011 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, WASHINGTON DC PHONE | FAX | | WEB

2 2 The U.S. Administration on Aging Created in 1965 – Older Americans Act Focal point and advocate for older persons and their caregivers Supports the Aging Services Network – 56 State and Territorial Units on Aging – 629 Area Agencies on Aging – 246 Tribal and Native organizations – 18,000 service providers – Thousands of volunteers

3 AoA and the Aging Network Programs and Services Supportive Services (Title III B)– adult day care, information & assistance, transportation Nutrition Services (Title III C 1 & 2) Preventive Health Services (Title III D) National Family Caregiver Support Program (Title III E) Elder Rights – elder abuse investigations, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Title VII) National Demonstrations (Title IV) Other National Programs (non-OAA) – Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program – Lifespan Respite Care Program

4 Respite: The Challenges Multiple Programs Multiple Funding Sources Multiple Entry Points Limited Providers Caregiver Awareness Other?

5 What are Lifespan Respite Care Programs? Defined by the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006 (PL ) as: Coordinated systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children or adults with special needs

6 Federal Program Objectives Enhance and Expand Respite Services Improve Coordination and Dissemination Improve Access and Fill Service Gaps Improve Overall Service Quality Volunteer Recruitment, Training & Retention Raise Public Awareness

7 Mandatory Uses of Funds Development or enhancement of State and local Lifespan Respite Systems Provision of respite services (planned or emergency) Recruitment and training of respite providers and volunteers Information for caregivers about available respite Assistance in gaining access to respite services

8 Program Implementation Authorized by Congress in 2006 Due to be Reauthorized in 2012 Funded in 2009, 2010 & 2011 at $2.5 Million President’s FY 12 Request: $10 Million Competitive Grant Process – 29 States and DC funded between 2009 & 2011 – Up to $200,000 for three year projects – TA Activities – ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center – Expansion Grants – 7 states and DC in 2011

9 WA AK Hawaii OR CA NV ID MT WY UT AZ CO NM TX OK KS NE SD ND MN IA MO AR LA MS TN KY IL WI MI IN WV AL GA FL SC NC VA PA NY 2009 Lifespan Respite States DC MD DE NJ RI MA NH VT ME OH CT 2010 Lifespan Respite States 2011 Lifespan Respite States Lifespan Respite States

10 Lifespan Respite Grantee Activities Environmental Scans/Needs Assessments Defining Stakeholder Roles (ADRCs, Coalitions, Others) Connecting ADRCs and Respite Coalitions Public Awareness Campaigns Website/Database Development & Expansion Partnerships with the Faith Community Volunteer Training and Recruitment Respite Provision – Gap Filling Provider Training Protective Services Partnerships/Emergency Respite

11 2011 Program Expansion 7 States & DC Funded Builds on Existing Projects Focus on Respite Data Collection Key Expansion Activities: – Vouchers/Flex Accounts/Affordable Respite Options – Quality Measures – Enhance Consumer Choice and Control – Standardize Referral Protocols – Formalize Marketing Strategies – Grow and Strengthen Coalitions

12 Looking Ahead Reauthorization FY 2012 Budget and beyond Technical Assistance Outcomes/Performance/Data Future Grant Opportunities

13 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, WASHINGTON DC PHONE | FAX | | WEB Contact Me Greg Link, MA Aging Services Program Specialist U.S. Administration on Aging Washington, DC


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