Respite Data Dashboard

Nebraska Lifespan Respite

Network

Based on legislative allocation of Healthcare Trust Fund dollars, DHHS and community partners; develop and expand access to the existing infrastructure of available respite resources of the statewide lifespan Respite Network and enhance partnerships to ensure local respite network sustainability that is integrated into the state's long-term services and supports system.

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Subsidy

The Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program pays for respite services to give the primary family caregiver a temporary break. Respite means the provision of short-term relief to primary family caregivers from the demands of ongoing care for an individual with special needs. The program serves people of all ages.

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In-Kind Contributions

NE Lifespan Respite Network contractors provide a monthly inventory of in-kind contributions, including the estimated financial value of these contributions. Examples include volunteers, donated space for local network activities, food for respite events, etc. This information helps to demonstrate unpaid support of statewide respite needs across age, disease, and disability spectrums.

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Child Family Services

Subsidized Adoption

Parents who have or in the process of adopting a child with special needs are eligible for assistance under Federal and state adoption assistance programs. This program is designed to help parents meet their adopted children's varied, and often costly, needs. Children can qualify for federal adoption assistance, depending on the child's history.

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Subsidized Guardianship

This program allows funds through the Federal Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to enable children in the care of grandparents and other relatives to exit foster care system into permanent homes.

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Children & Family Respite Care

The Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) includes child welfare, adult protective services, economic support programs and the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers.

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Medically Handicapped Children's Program

Provides specialized medical services for children 0-20 years that have special health care needs. Services may include service coordination/case management, specialty medical team evaluations, access to specialty physicians, and payment of authorized medical services.

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Developmental Disabilities

Adult Day Waiver

Respite is defined as intermittent, temporary relief to the usual non-paid caregiver from the continuous support and/or care of the individual. Respite components are supervision, tasks related to the individual's physical and psychological needs, and social/recreational activities and are documented in the IPP.

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Comprehensive Waiver

Respite is defined as intermittent, temporary relief to the usual non-paid caregiver from the continuous support and/or care of the individual. Respite components are supervision, tasks related to the individual's physical and psychological needs, and social/recreational activities and are documented in the IPP.

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Community Based Organizations

Masterpiece Ministry

The First Free Church, Lincoln provided an opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening of rest and renewal while their children enjoy a variety of activities such as sensory and gross motor play, arts and crafts, carnival games and movies. The activities were open to any children with special needs as well as their siblings 0-12. Every child was paired with a trained, background-checked volunteer. A nurse was also available to oversee any medical needs any child would need. Here are the results from each of those evenings

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Other

AARP Caregiver Cost Study

The Cost of Family Caregiving: Out-of-Pocket Spending Surprisingly High. Family caregivers are spending an average of $6,954 a year — nearly 20 percent of their income — on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving, according to a new AARP study

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents In Nebraska are Stepping In
The family dynamic is changing some grandparents find they need to raise their grandchildren because the parents can not. Sometimes it is because of financial circumstances and sometimes it is because of unsafe circumstances in the parent’s home because of drug abuse. Whatever the case may be, more grandparents than ever before are raising their grandchildren.

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US Census Data

he United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States which takes place every 10 years. The Census Bureau releases fourteen different reports on key economic indicators.

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AGing Integrated Database

The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on ACL-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The four options or paths through AGID provide different levels of focus and aggregation of the data – from individual data elements within Data-at-a-Glance to full database access within Data Files.

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National Core Indicators

The National Core Indicators (NCI) program is a voluntary effort by state developmental disability agencies to track their performance using a standardized set of consumer and family/guardian surveys with nationally validated measures. The effort is coordinated by the National Association of State Directors...

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National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants

The NSOAAP data provide ACL and the aging network with information on outcomes that demonstrate the effect and overall quality of Older Americans Act Title III services. Service recipient demographics, as well as health...

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