Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Respite Voucher Learning Collaborative

Member List, click here

Respite Voucher Resources, click here

Results of Voucher Respite Survey, Fall 2018, click here 

Practical Considerations for Respite Voucher Programs, click here.


September 19, 2019

Respite Voucher Implementation - A Deep Dive

Presenters (Voucher Collaborative Members):

Cheryl Dinnell, Project Coordinator, on behalf of the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division, Planning, Advocacy & Community Services Unit, NV Dept of Health and Human Services, Carson City, NV

Lisa Schneider, Executive Director, Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, Appleton, WI

Chat Transcript and Q & A

PPT Slides

April 30, 2019 (at the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium)

In the Video of the Learning Symposium, the Voucher Learning Collaborative Discussion begins at approx. 1:22:00.

Facilitated by Elle Billman, CO Respite Coalition; Linda Porter, Lifespan Respite WA; and Ronelle Baker, OK Sooner Success

Objectives and Questions Explored

Ronelle Baker's PPT Presentation on the Role of the OK Caregiver Coalition in voucher program success 

February 27, 2019


Chat Transcript of Q&A

This call generated a very informative discussion stimulated by the findings from the recent Voucher Respite Survey. In addition, the ACL Operational Assessment plans of state Lifespan Respite voucher programs were presented to the group by Victoria Wright, ACL and Krissy Rerucha-Azeem, The Lewin Group.

At a later date, corrections were made to the voucher survey results and the final report can be found at the link at the top of the page. 

September 20, 2018

Recorded Call

Practical Considerations When Starting a New Voucher Program and for Experienced Voucher Program Providers

Call Description: Are you thinking about starting a voucher respite program? Are you a seasoned veteran in implementing a program, but still have questions? This call will explore the many issues you should consider before getting started as well as those that may have emerged for you in your current program. Voucher Collaborative leaders authored this list of questions that we will consider as a group. Leaders will begin by providing answers to some of these questions and other questions will be explored in greater depth in future calls and in a more in-depth respite voucher survey.

Kick-Off Call, May 16, 2018

Recorded Call

The Nuts and Bolts of Voucher Respite

Call Description: In implementing a respite voucher program, States use a variety of delivery and reimbursement systems, target different populations, and define provider eligibility differently. This call will provide an opportunity for network members to discuss different approaches. Linda Porter from Lifespan Respite Washington and Elle Billman from the Colorado Respite Care Program will facilitate a peer-led informal cafĂ© call to allow grantees and partners to share successes, challenges, implementation strategies, and tools/forms used. During this call, the participants decided to launch a Respite Voucher Learning Collaborative that would meet regularly to discuss implementation issues and challenges. 

Respite Voucher Resources

State Lifespan Respite Voucher Tools 

Lifespan Respite Voucher Guidance

Feel free to browse workshop presentations from past National Lifespan Respite Conferences for presentations on voucher respite initiatives from Lifespan Respite grantees and partners. 

Previous recorded networking teleconferences on voucher respite

July 10, 2014 The Fundamentals of Developing and Implementing Voucher Respite, Part 1

March 11, 2015 Fundamentals of Developing and Implementing Respite Vouchers, Part 2

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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