Alabama Lifespan Respite distributed a Respite Education Survey (April 2021) to caregivers statewide to gain insight into what education topics are currently most important to caregivers. The most popular caregiver education topic identified was “Caregiver Resources and Supports” with 75 percent of those surveyed responding that they need more information about public, private, state, local, faith-based, community-based, for-profit and/or non-profit agencies that are providing respite care services and other supports to caregivers.

In response, Alabama Lifespan Respite has established a quarterly CARE (Caregiver and Agency Resource Exchange) forum for at least two state and local agencies per meeting to share resource information with caregivers and, in turn, for caregivers to help agencies identify and potentially reduce gaps in caregiver services and supports.

Join the conversation! Email Vonda Reeves at vreeves@ucphuntsville.org to receive CARE meeting information by email or visit our Events page to register to attend an upcoming CARE meeting via Zoom.

In addition to quarterly CARE meetings, Alabama Lifespan Respite also offers:

  • Lunch & Learn respite presentations with organizations that serve caregivers, as well as non-care-specific businesses to bring awareness to caregivers in the workforce;
  • Caregiver education opportunities with resource-specific topics; and
  • Statewide caregiver resources online.

For more information, contact Vonda Reeves at vreeves@ucphuntsville.org or call 256-859-8300.