Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Examples of On-Line Respite and Provider Registries

National Resources (US and Canada)

State Registries


National, Multi-State Registries


ARCH National Respite Locator Service (NRLS): Developed in 1992, the respite locator has 4000 entries of respite programs and providers serving family caregivers of individuals with any disability or chronic condition, or of any age. 


Rewarding Work:  The Rewarding Work Website and related recruitment campaign has been cited as a "Promising Practice" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Rewarding Work, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, developed the Rewarding Work website which gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants and respite providers. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff.  Arizona, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire Lifespan Respite programs utilize Rewarding Work to house their statewide respite registries. is an online proprietary platform that helps families find everything from pet sitters to personal care assistants. The Site is a communications platform for enabling the connection between individuals seeking home or care services ("Care Seekers") and/or individuals or companies providing home or care services ("Care Providers"). does not take part in the interaction between Care Seekers and Care Providers except to collect payments on the behalf of Care Seekers and Care Providers for venue services through the Site. All providers are fully vetted with background checks including verification of name, social security number, and a search of state and local criminal records including sex offender registries. All premium members can request background checks (free) right from the caregiver profile.




Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance and Resource Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

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