- Did you know there are over 200,000 caregivers in Nebraska?
- How many of your employees are caregivers?
- How could employers offer support to caregivers?
Family caregivers play a critical role in supporting individuals who need long-term services and supports. Respite provides an opportunity for family caregivers of individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or who are aging to take a much-needed break to care for themselves. Research shows that when family caregivers make time for themselves, they are better caregivers and continue in the caregiving role.
As the baby-boomer population ages, employers will see an impact of caregivers who are not able to stay in the work-force due to caregiving responsibilities. Assisting your employees in finding Respite to get a break from caregiving, may enable them to live a more balanced life and be focused and reliable employees.
There are a variety of respite resources available to Nebraska businesses including:
- Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program
- SSI/DCP (Disabled Children's) Program
- Subsidized Adoption
- Developmental Disabilities HCBS Medicaid Waivers
- Aged & Disabled Medicaid Waiver
- Title III of Older Americans Act (National Family Caregivers Support Program)
- Foster Care/Child Protective Services
- Medicaid through Personal Assistance Services and Skilled Nursing Care Services
- Adult Protective Services (Title XX)
- Alternative Response
- Nebraska Western Iowa Veterans Administration Caregiver Support Program
- U.S. Air Force (USAF) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
To view more information on these programs please download the handout HERE
Have questions on Respite in Nebraska? You can also contact:
Nebraska Respite Network
Respite Employer Engagement Coordinator
University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute
Did you miss our webinar on November 3rd?