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Best Practices in Lifespan Respite Systems: Lessons Learned from States and Future Directions

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The December 2014 PASRR webinar "Best Practices in Lifespan Respite Systems: Lessons Learned from States and Future Directions" occurred on Tuesday, December 9th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST). 

The webinar was presented by Jill Kagan, director of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. 

You can find a PDF copy of the presentation here and at the bottom of the page.


Synopsis of the Topic:

The benefits of respite will be discussed as well as challenges families face in accessing respite.  Solutions to addressing these challenges will be discussed, with a focus on the role of federally funded Lifespan Respite programs designed to develop statewide coordinated systems of respite services for family caregivers of children or adults with disabilities or chronic conditions, or the aging. Participants will also learn how they can get involved in state Lifespan Respite activities. In terms of PASRR, respite may be considered as a diversion tactic to avoid unnecessary nursing home admissions. 


Jill Kagan has been director of the ARCH National Respite Nework and Resource Center since 2009 under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living. Ms. Kagan has also served as chair of the National Respite Coalition since 1994. 

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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