Hiring a Provider
The hiring of a respite provider may be a difficult decision and should be taken seriously. To help you through that process you may want to conduct some basic information.
- The ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center, “The ABCs of Respite for Family Caregivers.” This checklist and narrative are intended for you to use in locating, interviewing and hiring a personal care provider to meet your needs. It may also be of use in maintaining quality care once you have located a provider.
- WA Department of Social and Health Services, ALTSA “WA Apple Health and Long-Term Services and Supports for Adults.”
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a national program designed to assist family caregivers to find harmony and practice self-care. To find out if there is a PTC class near you, contact your local Family Caregivers Support Program. https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/caregiver-training
ARCH National Respite Network
Assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums. https://archrespite.org/
Community Living Connections
Washington residents can learn about and access the full range of private and public long-term service and support options. Whether you are looking for help for yourself or help for a loved one, it will be easy to locate services that best fit your needs through the Community Living Connections resource website, “Get Care“.
- Assess your own need for respite and make the most of your respite time. Utilize Examining What Caregivers Do During Respite Time to Make Respite More Effective. DALE A. LUND 10.1.2008, prepared by Dr. Dale Lund and others.
- Support for caregivers developed by The National Alliance for Caregiving.
- How to navigate the various systems for support. The Arc of King County, “ARE YOU READY“
Respite Online Modules
Coming in 2019. Video clips for care providers that provide information on what respite is, ways it could be used, how both the caregiver and individual receiving care can plan to get the most out of their respite opportunity, along with what services are available.