Provider Training

Lifespan Caring Network Training

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin manages a statewide “Caring Network” of trained respite care providers who will have the required skills to provide in-home respite care for individuals with a variety of disabilities, including highly challenging behaviors, and basic medical and personal care needs. The ultimate goal of the training is to address the shortage of qualified in-home respite care providers in Wisconsin and expand an online referral source for families and caregivers to access these trained providers in their communities.

Lifespan Caring Network Training is and online course, and is designed for people providing care to individuals of varying disabilities and ages. The course covers: Disability Basics, Lifts & Transfers, Personal Care/ Daily Living Skills, Medication Administration, Communication Techniques, Abuse and Neglect, Caring for Challenging Behaviors, Free Time Activities, and Making Connections (meeting/ training with the family). This will allow participants to work at their own pace, with the ability to start and stop the modules as they go. The online training course will make use of videos, worksheets and quizzes to test the knowledge of participants. Upon successful completion of the online course, the participants will receive a certificate and be offered the opportunity to be added to our respite care provider registry.

To sign up for the online training course please follow this link


Wisconsin Respite Care Registry

Upon completion of the trainings, you will have an option of having your name and contact information listed on the Wisconsin Respite Care Registry, a resource for families and caregivers to search for trained respite care providers in their communities.