KIT For Respite Providers

KIT (Knowledge, Ideas, and Tools) for Respite Providers

Our KIT for Respite Providers offers online courses, information sheets, discussion boards, and files to provide you information on being a respite provider. KIT information will continue to be updated.

Current Courses

How to Market Yourself as a Respite Provider – This course is for people who are interested in being a respite provider. If you are ready to start providing respite care, but are not sure where to begin, this course is for you!

Becoming an Independent Respite Provider  –  This course walks through what you need to know if you would like to be an independent respite provider (not employed by an agency). You will learn about four funding sources and how to become an independent respite provider for each (IRIS, Family Care, CLTS, Private Pay). We will go in-depth on the steps to become an approved provider for CLTS as a sole proprietor. The last section of this course will discuss some best practices to consider when starting your own business as a sole proprietor.

Tools & Worksheets

Links & Resources

RCAW knows how important it is to continue to learn and build your skills in caring for people with disabilities. We also know how expensive conferences, workshops, and continuing education opportunities can be. RCAW is excited to offer funds for people who are active on our registry to access a variety of continuing education experiences. Individuals can request more than one continuing education opportunity, but there are limited funds, so RCAW will try to meet as many of these requests as possible.  

RCAW can offer these educational opportunities for current providers on the RCAW Wisconsin Respite Registry because of funding through the Federal Lifespan Respite Program Grant ACL #90LRLI0032-01-00.

To receive Continuing Education Funds, you must be listed on our Wisconsin Respite Registry for at least 60 days and have completed the Respite Care Certificate Program. These opportunities will be offered through August 2023. 

 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