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Respite Vouchers

  • 28 Jan 2022 11:41 AM
    Reply # 12326659 on 12309585
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon,

    In Virginia, we do not. Our voucher is $595/year per household.


    Liza White   she/her

    Lifespan Respite Voucher Grant Coordinator

  • 24 Jan 2022 11:55 AM
    Reply # 12309622 on 12309585
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Doris Green, NY State Caregiving and Respite Coaition

    We are a very new program - we have not had this issue yet.

    However,  We did set a policy at the outset that we would issue more than one voucher per family.  One for every care recipient if needed.

    We did that after hearing Kinship Caregiver stories of taking on more than one child.

  • 24 Jan 2022 11:54 AM
    Reply # 12309617 on 12309585
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In our program, the caregiver was the respite client, not the care recipient.

    From Cheryl Dinnell, Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Coalition

    Under our pilot program, Respite Rx, we had one instance where 2 family caregivers were sharing care (sisters who took different days each week to provide care). We let both sisters apply so they got respite sessions for the times they were there with their mom. But the scheduling/invoices had to be separated out so that the right funding allotment was spent down.

    However, when it came to multiple care recipients, we did not increase the amount of funding allotment because we wanted to see how caregivers used respite for themselves. The respite provider was covering more than one, of course, but the caregiver and respite provider were able to negotiate the rate of pay that was acceptable to both parties. That probably impacted the number of hours of respite available at that rate.

    Hope this helps!

  • 24 Jan 2022 11:39 AM
    Message # 12309585
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aietah Stephens with Sooner SUCCESS and the OK Lifespan Team in Oklahoma have a question for Lifespan Respite voucher programs:

    Are there any Lifespan Respite Voucher programs that increase their respite voucher amount when there is more than one care receiver with special health care needs? 

    Please respond here or to Aietah directly at

    Last modified: 24 Jan 2022 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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