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Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program
What is the Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program?
This program pays for respite services to give the primary caregiver a temporary break. Respite means the provision of short-term relief to primary caregivers from the demands of ongoing care for an individual with special needs. The program serves people of all ages. Ongoing care means continuous, full-time supervision/care for a person with special needs. It is NOT for people who are receiving respite services from another government program. Respite may be provided in the care recipient's home or other caregiver-approved location.
Who needs this program?
Unpaid caregivers who need a temporary break from providing ongoing care to persons of any age, with special needs. Examples of special needs are developmental disabilities; physical disabilities; chronic illness; physical,mental or emotional conditions that require supervision; special health care needs; cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia; or persons at risk of abuse & neglect. Eligibility is based on income guidelines. HOWEVER, if you have expenses directly related to the disability, these can usually be subtracted from the counted income. The person applying must have a caregiver. The program will provide up to $125 per client each month.
See Income Guidelines.
Call or email a Respite Network Coordinator in your area or call 1-866-RESPITE (1-866-737-7483) for help with respite resources or to apply for this service.
- What if I (caregiver) need help finding a Network-approved respite provider so I can have a break?
- How do I get a care recipient qualified for the Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program?
- How do I become a Respite provider?
- When/where is caregiver and/or provider training offered?
To speak with DHHS Program staff call (402) 471-1764 (Sharon Johnson, Program Coordinator)
Submit a Lifespan Respite Subsidy application (and supportive documentation, if needed) electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: DHHS, Division of Children and Family Services, Attn: Lifespan Respite Program, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
FY 2014 Lifespan Respite Subsidy Annual Report
Required and Rcommended Service Standards
How can I find someone who provides respite service?
How can I become a respite provider?
Contact the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network by contacting a Lifespan Respite Network Coordinator in your area or call 1-866-RESPITE (737-7483)
Where can I read the DHHS regulations about the Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program?
Title 464, Respite Subsidy Program
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