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.

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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