Being a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging times we face. In order to continue to care for family members who require additional support, we must remember to care for ourselves as well.

The Charting the LifeCourse Respite materials, developed in partnership with the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, are meant to help caregivers and those who support them to:

  • understand the meaning and importance of respite/short breaks,
  • see real life examples, understand the possibilities and options that exist for respite, within and outside the formal, paid service system, and
  • create a successful plan that uses these short breaks to enhance the lives of all family members.

Charting the LifeCourse Primer

Charting the LifeCourse: Respite Guide

My LifeCourse Respite Portfolio

Graphic: My LifeCourse Respite Portfolio

Integrated Supports Schedule

Graphic: Screenshot of Long Term Services & Supports Template, page 1

Respite Integrated Supports Cheat Sheet

Graphic: Screenshot of Integrated Supports Respite Options |

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Charting the LifeCourse in Action