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The State of Measurement of Respite Care

Respite care addresses one of the most pressing needs of family caregivers— temporary relief from caregiving tasks. It is the service strategy most commonly offered to support family caregivers and is available in all 50 states.  However, definitions of respite vary among programs and states, and quality and completeness of reported data are often lacking, making rigorous comparison among states impossible.   … Back to Article

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