Welcome to Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network. We care for those who care for others. Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.
Days of Caring 2019
A one day FREE community event that serves as a one-stop resource for family caregivers looking for connections to help them navigate the complex world of caring for loved ones living with disabilities. A great opportunity to learn and socialize with pofessionals who can answer your questions on caregiving.
Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. Look for #OAM19 and #ConnectCreateContribute on social media to find related events and posts. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:
- Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
- Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
- Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Family caregivers are often referred to as the backbone of America’s long-term care system. A 2013 report from AARP, states that in Nebraska, family caregivers provided 182 million hours of care-worth an estimated $2.5 billion-to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved one. (read more). Respite care offers individuals or family members temporary relief from the daily routine and stress that can come with providing ongoing care. Respite can play a critical role in strengthening family stability and maintaining the health of the family caregiver.