Resources

Father in wheelchair and young son on a walk.

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.

Pathways to Respite

Pathways to Respite Toolkit:  This online tool offers definitions, information, resources, and check-lists for care givers in WA Modeled after the Dementia Roadmap: A Guide for Family and Care Givers, another excellent tool.  The Pathways to Respite Toolkit is a good place to start conversations among families, for care givers, and to support one another. 

Informing Families is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Administration.  

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.

ARCH National Respite Network

ARCH 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.

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“.

Information

Websites

Respite Online Modules

Upcoming!  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.