The information provided here gives an overview of Respite Support through various funding sources. For information about respite services that may be available in your community, contact your local NY Connects.
Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work (PDF)The number of workers with eldercare responsibilities is on the rise. This trend
highlights the need to better understand the impact of family caregiving on work, and
how working caregivers can better manage their work and caregiving responsibilities. - AARP Public Policy Institute
This 2013 report warns that New York will pay the price if it
doesn't act to support the state's millions of family caregivers. New York state
is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1
million unpaid caregivers. The report says that a looming demographic shift
will mean fewer people able to provide care - valued at $32 billion
This compilation, prepared as part of New York's Lifespan Respite grant initiative, provides an overview of respite support and how it is structured in different systems. For information about specific respite services that may be available to consumers in New York communities, please contact your local NY Connects program.