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MAKING DEMENTIA CAREGIVING SUPPORT MORE AVAILABLE

For the millions of families caring for someone with dementia, finding the support they need is like digging for buried treasure. Family caregiver support programs exist [...] but they are hard to find without a guide who has the right map.  READ MORE

MAKING RESPITE MORE EFFECTIVE WEBINAR

Dr. Dale Lund discusses practice and policy suggestions that might enhance caregivers' use of respite time and discusses how to measure outcomes related to respite time-use. READ MORE

Iowa gets new Medicaid Director, Michael Randol, from previous MCO run state.

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME). In his new role, Mr. Randol will oversee the $5 billion program which serves more than 600,000 Iowans each year. He transitions to DHS leadership from his post with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, where he served as the State Medicaid Director. Prior to this he was the Veterans Services Manager with the Department of Commerce.

WHAT IS RESPITE?

Respite is a service that provides a temporary break between the family caregiver and the care recipient.

 

It is most important for caregivers to plan ahead when they begin their caregiving activities to access intermittent breaks from caregiving. To be most effective you should consider respite services much earlier than you think you will need them. Respite will be most helpful if you use it before you become exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities.

 

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