We have new funds for respite vouchers.
See eligibility guidelines here.
The old application has expired. Email or
call us for an application.
Columbia area: (803) 935-5027
Toll Free: (866) 345-6786
Continuing and Past Work
small vouchers for family caregivers to use
in obtaining respite services, focusing on family caregivers with no
other respite, those in middle age, and families on waiting lists.
voucher work closely with the ten Family
Caregiver Support Programs and DDSN, statewide, to provide respite to as
many families as possible.
to make referrals and help family
caregivers to find respite resources.
build a network among providers and human service organizations to
maximize respite services.
with the DDSN Family Selected Respite
Program to ensure uniform documentation of Medicaid requirements to be a
respite caregiver (provider) statewide.
an on-line training for employers and
respite caregivers in the DDSN family selected program and developing
three more training modules for family caregivers and respite
regularly with the State Committee on
Respite to work on the plan for Lifespan Respite in S.C. for the next 10
or 15 years.
to promote cross training between aging
network and children's network staff members so they can help family
caregivers find respite with only one or two phone calls.
regional advisory councils to help with
respite education and promotion throughout the state.
Upstate Lifespan Respite Advisory Council will resume meeting in 2017.
Low Country Lifespan Respite Advisory Council has been meeting
an annual Respite Awareness Advocacy event
each Valentine’s day to educate policy makers about family caregivers
and the essential nature of respite to preserve the their physical and
follow up communication and work with the
Long Term Care Task force of the Institute on Medicine and Public
Health. (see report p. 44:
in the task force to implement a small
Medicaid waiver program for families caring for children and adolescents
with emotional disorders (Palmetto Systems of Care, HHS)
2014 Respite Summit "Vision 2020" was held June
18, 2014 with 120 participants.