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Webinar: “The Fundamentals of Respite Care”


Tuesday, March 10, 2020    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Learn about the purpose of respite care, the different kinds available and how to select the respite that is right for you.

The Illinois Life Span Program of the Arc of Illinois presents the upcoming webinar on “The Fundamentals of Respite Care”  at 12 p.m. March 10.

The presenter is Tina Yurik, director of the Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC).

The IRC provides statewide information and referral to individuals across the lifespan. The IRC also has a DHS-funded in-home respite grant that serves 16 counties.

When funded, the IRC also has a statewide emergency respite program. The IRC is built upon statewide partnerships.

This webinar will cover the following topics related to respite care:

  • What is respite care?
  • Why use respite care services?
  • What are the different kinds of respite?
  • How to choose/ select the respite that is right for you.
  • Overcoming concerns.
  • Preparing the care recipient for respite.
  • Evaluating your respite care.
  • Things to consider.
  • Quick tips.

Click on the webinar registration page to sign up online.