What is the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Registry?
- A FREE, searchable list of respite care providers
- An effort to address the shortage of trained in-home respite care providers
- Primary caregivers use it to find a respite worker when you are in need of a short break or support with their caregiver duties
- Represents providers statewide
- Allows the person searching the registry to filter the search to best fit their need, including the following service categories: COUNTY, AGE, PAYMENT TYPE (Medicaid/Medicare/Private Pay)
To access the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Registry, please CLICK HERE.
As of November 1, 2021, DPSQA will be accepting voucher applications through the Choices in Living Resource Center. Voucher funding is awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis or until funding runs out. An applicant may receive up to $300 quarterly, $1200 annually.
To learn more and how to apply for this voucher, please CLICK HERE.
The Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition and Alzheimer’s Arkansas: Caring for Caregivers are distributing grants throughout the state for caregivers needing respite.
Respite care is for providing a caregiver a break and this $350 grant is for respite care only. It can be awarded to one care recipient (patient) once per calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31). This grant is available for anyone of any age, with a diagnosis of ANY special need or chronic illness that requires a caregiver.
The care recipient (patient):
- Can be of any age
- Must reside in Arkansas
- Must have an official diagnosis of any special need or chronic illness that requires a caregiver on a physician’s official letterhead or prescription pad
To learn more and how to apply for this grant, please CLICK HERE.
The Respite Care Provider Training is an online training program that consists of ten courses for individuals interested in providing respite care. These courses provide information to meet the Respite Care Professionals Core Competencies. The core competencies are meant to serve as a baseline for entry-level respite care professionals. Additional training may be required depending on the unique needs of the care recipient and their family, along with the regulations in your state.
To access these free training courses, please CLICK HERE.