Wisconsin Respite Survey

Infomation about the survey

The purpose of the Wisconsin Respite Survey was to conduct a statewide survey of caregivers, respite providers, respite agencies, and care recipients in order to better understand how respite is used across Wisconsin. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first-ever statewide respite survey conducted in Wisconsin.  

The Wisconsin Respite Survey highlights

  • Combined demographics
  • Care recipient characteristics,
  • Agency characteristics,
  • Respite use and availability,
  • Quality of respite services.

Survey Results

The Wisconsin Respite Survey collected data from 700 total valid responses, most of whom were family caregivers. Care recipients, respite providers, and agencies also participate in the Survey. See the links below for that information. 

Survey Family Caregivers

Survey Care Recipients

Survey Respite Providers

Survey Agencies


The Wisconsin Respite Survey was conducted by the Whitmore Research Team at Marquette University in partnership with the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin. Funding for this project was provided by the Administration for Community Living.

Overview of RCAW Respite Grant Programs

Updated April 01, 2024 

Dollars provided to new and existing respite care agencies to increase respite across the state
Dollars provided to agencies through the Group Respite Grant Program
Dollars provided to family caregivers to receive respite care through the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
Dollars provided to family caregivers through the Supplemental Respite Grant Program