Registry

WISCONSIN RESPITE CARE REGISTRY

Disclaimer: Please note that the registry is provided for informational purposes only and is not all-inclusive. Providers in the database do not represent an endorsement, and providers not listed in the database does not constitute a lack of support. RCAW assumes no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of the respite care registry. We do not check the background, references, or any other aspect of the companies and individuals listed here. Consumers take responsibility for reviewing the experience, background checks, and qualifications of any respite care provider or agency that you hire. 

  • A free, searchable list of respite care providers,
  • An effort to address the shortage of trained in-home care providers,
  • Primary caregivers use it in need of a short break or support with their caregiving duties.
  • It is statewide, and people searching the registry can filter providers by county.

The registry lists private in-home respite providers who have completed our free Respite Care Certificate Program (RCCP). The registry also has facility-based environments and agencies that provide respite care.   

Primary caregivers, in need of respite care, can search the registry and research respite provider profiles. The primary caregiver will contact the respite provider to set up an interview, ask for a background check, negotiate specific care needs, and the hourly rate for providing care. 

RCAW publishes the respite registry but does not explicitly endorse any participants. We encourage respite care providers to have a recent background check readily available to provide to primary caregivers. If you are a primary caregiver and wish to run a background check, we encourage you to do so by visiting: Wisconsin Department of Justice – Wisconsin Online Record Check System (WORCS) 

Primary caregivers create an account and then search the Wisconsin Respite Care Registry.  After reviewing their results, the primary caregiver will contact the provider, and:

  • set up an interview,
  • ask for a background check,
  • negotiate specific care needs and the hourly rate for providing care.

RCAW is not an employment agency and serves as a connector between primary caregivers and respite care providers.  

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin does not endorse any specific listing on our registry.  RCAW is not an employer nor a provider.  RCAW is a connector to bridge the gap between primary caregivers and respite care providers.

It is the responsibility of those listed on or using this registry to do their due diligence in ensuring the match is a good fit for both parties.

It is the responsibility of the person receiving care to pay their respite care providers directly and make all arrangements related to employment.