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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 that others don’t think about.  Applications for services, medical appointments, budgets, insurance, and advocacy also take up much of their time and energy.

Getting a break from these duties isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity.  Affording to pay someone to provide respite care is oftentimes a barrier in receiving that break that allows them to rest, refresh, and recharge.

We invite you to learn more about our Caregiver Respite Grant Program.  We make sure the process is easy for applicants.  RCAW staff is by your side, every step of the way.  Read what Heather Flick, MS, Caregiver Coach with the RCI REACH Program, has to say about her experience.

Data from 2018 – October 2022

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Number of individuals who've successfully completed the Respite Care Provider Training course
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Number of respite care providers currently listed on the Wisconsin Respite Care Registry
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Total dollars we’ve provided family caregivers to receive respite care through the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
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Number of respite hours provided to family caregivers who've applied for the Caregiver Respite Grant Program