Author: Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW) Focus Group Summary Report

To explore potential strategies to provide caregiver support for individuals and families caring for abused and at-risk children in Wisconsin, the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW) and the ...

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Listen to Stephanie Summerville’s Life Support audio presentation and ask yourself What Would You Do?

Returning home to small-town Indiana, a young woman finds work caring for an unlikely (and challenging) patient. Stephanie Summerville is a New York-based actress, speaker and storyteller, most known ...

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Overcoming Guilt with Enjoying a Break from Caregiving

A personal and professional perspective on Caregiving and Respite My daughter was born in 1990.  At twelve months, I realized she didn’t reach certain milestones.  From then until she was ...

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Swift and Wholesome Breakfast Option for Caregivers

While grocery shopping it can be so easy to grab premade/prepackaged meals, especially for breakfast. We think we are saving time and energy that we simply do not have to give. What if I told you that ...

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For the Love of Respite

Caregiving takes a toll on the caregiver, care recipient, and the relationship between the two. The relationship that is founded on love often becomes work to maintain. Respite is proven support that ...

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Respite Care: A Critical Public Health Intervention

Family caregivers, whether for a parent, child, another family member, or friend, often do not realize the impacts that may happen to their health and are at a higher risk of several complicated ...

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Governor’s Task Force Addresses Support for Caretakers

Caregiving is in a critical state and a task force was established in response to the dire need for direction, recommendations, and protocols to address and improve the current situation for ...

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Caregiver Coach Expresses Vital Service in RCAW

Family caregivers experience many hardships.  As if their role of taking care of someone round-the-clock isn’t exhausting enough, there are many additional things that fall into their wheelhouse ...

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Important 2021 ISBA Update

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 We want to invite you to take The Wisconsin Respite Survey. The Wisconsin Respite Survey is an online survey of caregivers, care recipients, respite providers, and agencies.
Your input in this survey is significant to understand the current state of respite better. The survey is being conducted in partnership between the Marquette University College of Nursing, the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, and the ARCH National Resource Network.
The purpose of the survey is to:
1. Assess and understand the current state of respite in Wisconsin by understanding who is receiving respite
2. Understand the availability and access to receiving respite
3. Understand the barriers to receive quality respite
4. Understand the respite care workforce
5. Understand how respite is used and what outcomes respite has

Data from July 01, 2020 – JULY 2022

Number of respite care providers listed on the registry
Number of respite hours funded through our CRGP
amount of $$ allocated via grant programs
Number of learners who’ve completed Respite Care Provider Training