Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Employer Engagement

Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners are reaching out to employers to provide information and discover how they can help support employed family caregivers with respite resources. This page provides some useful strategies/tools that states are using for these initiatives. 


  • Colorado Respite Coalition's Caregiving-Friendly Workplace Toolkit.  This toolkit provides information about the impacts of caregiving on workers and companies, as well as strategies for Colorado employers to create workplaces that help support caregivers.
  • State Strategies for Engaging Employers in Lifespan Respite, Presentation at the 2014 Lifespan Respite Grantee Learning Symposium, Nashville, TN

Facilitators: Meghan Baskett and Lynn Robinson, Easter Seals, CO and Peggy Spaulding, CO Lifespan Respite grantee

Notes and Resources


  • PPT Presentation, Elevating Respite through a Corporate Outreach Model: Employee survey wields important respite needs, 2016 National Lifespan Respite Conference, Denver, CO (joint presentation with Nebraska below)
  • Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network website on Employer Engagement. Contact Kim Falk, UNMC-MMI who serves as the statewide Lead Respite Coordinator for the employer engagement initiative for more information and resources.
  • PPT PresentationElevating the Needs of Family Caregivers: Why Respite Should Be a Concern to Employers, 2016 National Lifespan Respite Conference, Denver, CO

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance and Resource Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

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This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0001, 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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