Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Respite for Family Caregivers Employed Outside the Home

  • 12 Dec 2017 11:09 AM
    Reply # 5625414 on 5623540
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The OK Lifespan Respite Grant eligibility would allow the caregiver described below to apply for an emergency voucher. In the past, the Lifespan Respite Grant intake form has not asked caregivers if they were employed outside the home. We are adding such a question to the intake form. This will give us an idea of how many employed caregivers are requesting vouchers.

    I hope this is helpful!

    Nadine Walter

    Lifespan Respite Grant Manager

    OK Aging Services

  • 11 Dec 2017 10:26 AM
    Message # 5623540
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following request for information is from Deb Petersen, SD Lifespan Respite Project Manager, Division of Long Term Services and Supports, Department of Human Services, Pierre, SD.  Post your response here or send Deb an email at


    Respite for Family Caregivers Employed Outside the Home

    When a caregiver works (has outside employment) and has a regularly scheduled private pay or another provider (home health, personal care, etc.) to care for the care receiver when the caregiver works, but that provider is unexpectedly unavailable for the day or shift, is it permissible in your state to use state or federal respite funds to pay a respite provider in this situation?

    If so, which state or federal funds are you able to draw on for this purpose?

    Are you prohibited from using certain state or federal funds for respite for family caregivers who are employed outside the home? If possible, please provide a brief rationale/explanation for any prohibition.


    Last modified: 11 Dec 2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

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