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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!

Woman Strolling Elderly LadyThe 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)

Disabled-BoyFor 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.

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Page last updated: 07/25/2014