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.
This compilation, prepared as part of New York's Lifespan Respite grant initiative, provides an overview of respite support that may be available through some associations and organizations that provide information and supportive services to persons and their families based on their diagnosis (e.g., Alzheimer's Association, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy, etc.)
This compilation, prepared by ARCH, includes information about the State's 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Medicaid waivers, which provide the largest federal source of funding assistance for respite. Each State develops its own waiver income, age and disability eligibility criteria. Waivers are subject to federal approval. Many states maintain waiting lists for Medicaid Waiver services. Even if eligibility criteria are met, receipt of services through a state Medicaid waiver is not an automatic entitlement, as are services under the Medicaid State Plan program, although states now have the option to convert their Medicaid waivers to state plan benefits.
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.