Nebraska Respite Network connects overwhelmed caregivers with information about appropriate respite services in their local area. Provides information for respite providers who wish to be registered & offer services.
Nebraska Respite Network assists with names & phone numbers of respite services connecting caregivers, providers & volunteers.
Respite can occur in many different ways & places depending on the needs of the caregiver & the person they are caring for. Examples of respite:
- Paid or volunteer in home service
- Day service centers for adults
- Extended care facilities
- many more
To access respite resources day or night, click here.
In the Panhandle, we partner with many agencies to provide funding for respite for all families caring for a loved one with a disability. We offer families up to $500 per year to pay one of our approved respite providers while they take a break. Please see the forms below for this opportunity:
Save the date: June 23rd, 2018
Respite FUN days are currently held once a year for children who have disabilities and their siblings. We have lots of fun while parents get a short break!
Employer Engagement Initiative
- Did you know there are over 200,000 caregivers in Nebraska?
- How many of your employees are caregivers?
- How could employers offer support to caregivers?
Family caregivers play a critical role in supporting individuals who need long-term services and supports. Respite provides an opportunity for family caregivers of individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or who are aging to take a much-needed break to care for themselves. Research shows that when family caregivers make time for themselves, they are better caregivers and continue in the caregiving role.
As the baby-boomer population ages, employers will see an impact of caregivers who are not able to stay in the work-force due to caregiving responsibilities. Assisting your employees in finding Respite to get a break from caregiving, may enable them to live a more balanced life and be focused and reliable employees.
For More Information Click Here
This work is funded by the following sponsors:
Panhandle (Region 1) Developmental Disabilities Council
Interested in becoming a Respite provider? Please see below for current Respite provider forms:
Please send all completed forms to:
Western Community Health Resources, Attn: Sherri Blome
300 Shelton Street
Chadron, NE 69337