Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition
Montana Lifespan Respite:
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.
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|The mission of the Lifespan Respite State Level Coalition is to establish a statewide coordinated system of easily accessible, quality and affordable respite care services for Montana’s family caregivers or individuals regardless of special needs.|
|The vision of the Montana Respite Coalition is that all family caregivers have access to quality, community-based respite care that is affordable and flexible to their needs.|