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Examples of Respite Registries

  • 25 Jun 2010 5:52 PM
    Reply # 371488 on 371486
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May Martin from the Oregon Lifespan Respite Program shared this information about their program use of registries:

    Here are two registries that the Lifespan Respite Networks in Oregon use:

    - Home Care Commission (developed in Oregon):


    - Child Care Resource & Referral (national and local networks here in Oregon submit updates):


  • 25 Jun 2010 5:51 PM
    Reply # 371487 on 371486
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Marcia Alber from the Nebraska Respite Network shared this information regarding the respite registries that they use in their Lifespan Respite Program.

    We use the IRis system which is now part of Bowman/Service Point.  It is a purchased system so only those with licenses can access.  The system gather both consumer and provider information.  Locally the coordinators gather the consumer and care giver information so they can use it the help match them with providers. The client information is kept locally and not shared.  The provider information is shared monthly with and import and export process. 

    Provider information gathered includes:

    name   address           telephone numbers     area served     e-mail address                        usual fees       Languages spoken

    Age range of those served      specific disabilities served if any        Taxonomy codes (AIRS)        specialized training information years of experience         whether they will travel or not and how far.

    We also gather the following in a check list style:

    Home-Center barrier free

    Individual or agency provider

    Will provide references

    APS check completed

    CPS check completed

    Law enforcement check completed

     sex offender registry check completed

    willing to transport consumer

     will provide services to individual who receive Medicaid.

    IRis is nice because it has both provider and client information,  They do some customizing to your needs, but the draw back is the cost every time the system is up-graded you have to purchase new licenses to stay current.  We have not up-grade this past time because of the cost.  I’m concerned that the version we are working on will become obsolete and not be supported by Bowman.

    We are currently looking into options for developing a system that is internet compatible for the provider part so consumers and providers would have 24/7 access.  With this option the clients side would have to be moved to our secure CONNECT System.

  • 25 Jun 2010 5:46 PM
    Message # 371486
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A state grantee had a question regarding development of statewide respite registries and what other states were using or developing in this area.

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