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Nebraska Repite Network

What is Respite?

Respite is providing a short-term break to those caring for family members with special needs. 

Respite pays someone to take care of an individual of any age with special needs and give the primary family caregiver a temporary break.

Who needs Respite Service?

  • Ongoing, continuous caregivers
  • Spouses who care for partners with disabilities
  • Parents of adults with disabilities
  • Adult children caring for siblings with disabilities
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Adult children caring for parents with disabilities
  • Others
What does Respite mean for a family caregiver?

Respite could mean…
  • A break
  • A chance to get away
  • A chance to shop
  • A chance to spend time with other family members
  • A chance to recharge batteries
  • Time to take care of personal business
  • Time to get medical care

Where do I find information about paying for respite?

How do I find out if I can receive respite or find a respite provider?

Dial: 1-866-RESPITE (1-866-737-7483) or visit the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network.
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What is the Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program?

How do I speak with DHHS Program staff or submit an application?


Dial: (402) 471-9188 or
US Mail:
DHHS, Division of Children and Family Services,
Attn: Lifespan Respite Program,
P.O. Box 98933,
Lincoln, NE  68509-5044

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