Serving Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Grant, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow & Thomas Counties.
In 1999, the Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Respite Network through the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (NDHHS). The purpose of the Nebraska Respite Network is to provide a statewide system for the coordination of respite resources that serves all ages (across the lifespan). NDHHS awards grants to six local entities (one in each Service Area) with Respite Coordinators who are responsible for information and referral for families needing access to respite, recruitment of respite providers, marketing activities to increase the public awareness of respite, coordinating training opportunities for providers and consumers, and quality assurance and program evaluation.
How do I pay for Respite Care?
Respite services can be paid for privately or by alternative funding sources. Some programs are based on disability, or medical conditions, and may be based on income or income may be waived. There are several different programs and support groups which have funding to help pay for respite care. Your local coordinator will be able to assist you with locating the correct funding for your family.
Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program
This program pays for respite services. The program serves people of all ages. It is for people who are not receiving the service from another government program. Eligibility is based on income guidelines. However, if you have expenses directly related to the disability these can usually be subtracted from the counted income. The person applying must have a caregiver. The program will provide up to $125 per client each month.