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Nursing Homes and Your Rights - Factsheets for some seriously ill or their caregivers.

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Section 1 - Assistive Technology
Section 2 - Divorce Issues
Section 3 - Drugs/Medications
Section 4 - Checklist, Documents, Forms
Section 5 - Employment Issues
Section 6 - Estate Planning
Advanced Directives & DNR's
Section 7 - Caregiver Resources
Patient Quality of Life: Should Doctors Guess It?
Incontinence Care
Section 8 - Children Seriously Ill
Children of The Chronically Ill
Siblings of Children with Special Health Needs
Guides To Disability Issues
End Stage Hospital & Home Care
Child With A Serious Illness
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Camps-Special Needs Children
Children's Wish Foundations
Section 9 - For Kids
Section 10 - Family Resources
Section 11 - Patient Resources
Section 12 - Financial Aids
Section 13 - Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Section 14 - Legal
Section 15 - Long Term Care
Section 16 - Symptom Support
Section 17 - End of Life
Section 18 - Funeral Planning
Section 19 - After Death Occurs
Hospice FAQS
Symptom Support
Behavoir Strategies
Ill Person's Feelings
Caregiving & Family Harmony
Caregiver Grief ~Article
End of Life
Comforting A Dying Person
End Stages of Life
When Someone Dies
Funeral Planning
Bereavement Fares and Discounts
Common Bonds of Caregiving
Tips For Helping Your Friend
About me
Free Greeting Cards
Estate Planning Definition
Living & Other Trusts
Wills & Beneficiaries
State Laws On Wills
Conservator~Guardianship Definitions
Insurance Issues
Avoiding Probate
Prescription Drug Program I
Prescription Drug Cards II
Disability & SSDI Insurance Questions
Long Term Care Insurance
Employment Issues
Divorce Issues
State Laws-Statutes
Making A Personal File
Emergency Info Form
Emergency Planning
Health Care Surrogate
Forms, Checklist
Family Resources
Patient Resources
Rehab Tools-Assistive Tech. Categories
State Map-Ombudsman Program
NH Your Rights-Fact Sheets
Nursing Homes and Your Rights - Factsheets for some seriously ill or their caregivers.
Long Term Care-Facts & Rights
State & Federal Resources
Drug Resources
Grief & Sorrow
When death nears - Signs and Symptoms
Some Facts About Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Things To Consider-Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Respite & Crisis Care Programs
Finding Federal Funds


Medicaid and Mental Health Programs

Child Welfare and Family Preservation Programs


References & Resources

This fact sheet provides basic information about each of the federal programs
that provide funding to states which they could, if they chose to, use to fund
respite and/or crisis care programs. For more complete information about each
of these federal programs, readers are encouraged to see the ARCH
For each of these funding sources, the ARCH Guide contains a description of the
federal legislation, state use of funds, case studies, consumer issues, provider
issues, current appropriation, and state contacts.

Most public funding for respite comes from the federal government. Potential
funding for respite and crisis care services can be found in many federal statutes.
There are two major categories of these funds:
There are two major categories of these funds:
  • programs with a medical or health focus that serve people of all ages with medical
  • needs programs that focus on human service, child welfare, or
  • family preservation and serve only children who are at
  • risk of abuse or neglect and their families.

ARCH Factsheet Number 52, May, 1999 This factsheet was produced by the ARCH National Resource Center for Respite and Crisis Care Services funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Childrens BureauCooperative Agreement No. 90-CN-0178 under contract with the North Carolina Department of
Human Resources, Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/
Substance Abuse Services, Child and Family Services Branch, Raleigh,
North Carolina.

The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organ-izations imply endorsement by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.

This information is in the public domain. Readers are encouraged to copy and share it, but please credit the ARCH National Resource Center -
Source URL: ARCH National Respite Network