• 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: 

Sherri Blome
Nebraska Respite Network
specialprojects@wchr.net
308-432-8190

Kim Falk
Respite Employer Engagement Coordinator
University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute
kim.falk@unmc.edu
402-559-4951


Did you miss our webinar on November 3rd? 
You can view the presentation - Nebraska Respite Employer Engagement Webinar
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