“There are four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” – First Lady Rosalynn Carter
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Last Updated 05/22/2019
Because caregiving can be a lot of work, we want to make your job a little easier. We put together a list of organizations and state agencies in Arkansas that either provide respite care or provide a funding source for respite. The resources are searchable by county. If you are currently a respite provider and would like to add your name to this locator list, please complete the Available Respite Programs and Services Form and email to ARLifespan.Respite@dhs.arkansas.gov.
Caregiver and Volunteer Respite Training Information
DHS has partnered with the UAMS-Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program to provide FREE respite training for volunteer respite providers, family caregivers, and community and faith-based groups (CEUs may be given to Nursing Home Administrators). CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEER RESPITE TRAINING FLIER
To register for one of the training opportunities listed below, please contact the person below identified for your area: (Dates/Location subject to change)
Dates Coming Soon!
The Schmieding Home Care Training Program provides several other caregiver workshops, support groups, an online exercise programs for the community to access. Be sure to check out their program calendar in your area, available on their website.
Arkansas Lifespan Respite Voucher Program
Through the federal Lifespan Respite Grant (#90LRLI0019) awarded to Arkansas Department of Human Services- Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), respite voucher sub-grants have been made available for Arkansas caregivers. See below for a list of approved respite providers granted funding through the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Grant. The purpose of this funding is to support and encourage the provision of services to additional family caregivers at no cost to the families involved through respite mini-grants. The ultimate goal is to generate actual respite for family caregivers and others providing informal care for someone of any age with a special need.
GRANTEES (Listed in alphabetical order):
Alzheimer’s Arkansas- Lifespan Caregiver Respite Grants
Contact: Amanda Shaw, Grants Director
Address: 201 Markham Center Dr, Little Rock AR 72205
The Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation
Contact: Mallory Magie, Director of Operations
Address: 3810 N. Front Street, Suite 3, Fayetteville AR 72703
Phone: (479) 313-5079
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- Arkansas
Contact: Buster Lackey, NAMI Arkansas Executive Director
Address: 1012 Autumn Rd Ste 1, Little Rock AR 72211
Phone: (501) 661-1548; Toll-Free 800-844-0381
*For opportunities on possibly becoming a grantee, please contact Sarah Schmidt at email@example.com.
ARCH National Respite Network
ALS Association- Respite Care
American Psychological Association
Caregiver Action Network
Lifespan Respite Care Program
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Family Caregiver Support Program
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
VA Caregiver Support