KIT For Caregivers

KIT (Knowledge, Information, and Tools) for Caregivers

RCAW offers a collection of free online courses, discussion topics, files, and worksheets that cover a variety of topics for primary caregivers.

Current courses

Respite 101 for Family Caregivers – An Introduction to Respite in Wisconsin: This course will provide information about the benefits of respite, settings respite can be found in, how funding works for respite care in WI, and how to apply to the major funding sources.

How to Hire, Train, and Retain Respite Workers: In this course, primary caregivers will receive information and tools to find, hire, and retain a respite provider. A variety of worksheets and checklists will be given and is available for download in the “files” section of your training account. This information is available in two ways: Video Webinar or Online Training Module.

Tools & Worksheets (click on each title below to access the resource or tool):

Hire, Train, and Retain Provider Course Worksheets:

Lifecourse Tools:

Caregiver Resources Page

 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