Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition
Montana Lifespan Respite:
It’s OK to need it, it’s OK to want it and it’s OK to get it!
The Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition defines respite as "planned or emergency care provided to an individual with need for support and supervision in order to provide temporary relief to the primary caregiver of that individual."
Over 134,000 unpaid caregivers provide an average of 18 hours per week of care to their loved one on top of balancing other family and work obligations. If the work of these caregivers were to be paid, the cost would be valued at about $28 million. (2012 AARP Across the States Report)
For the 50% of caregivers experiencing extreme stress, routine activities may seem overwhelming. Lifespan Respite provides temporary relief to caregivers while providing quality, competent care for the individual being cared for.
The Lifespan Respite (LSR) Coalition in partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) has made available a public website of resources focusing on our Montana seniors and people with disabilities. The LSR Coalition collected respite services available in Montana and this information is included in the ADRC Resource Directory searchable database.
Looking for respite services? Go to the ADRC Resource Directory, click on Respite Break for Caregivers under the Common Searches. Then, refine your search results by opening Areas Served and entering the zip code, city or county.