Respite Needs Among Developmental Disabilities Administration No-Paid Caseload

Mar 2020 |
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Past Experiences, Barriers to Current Use, and Feasibility of Assistive Technology

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long Term Services Administration (ALTSA) Lifespan Respite grant staff collaborated with the Developmental Disabilities Council administered a survey to caregivers and clients to explore respite needs among the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) no-paid client population. Nearly all survey respondents reported needing respite and currently relying on an informal network of friends and family members for assistance. Almost none of the caregivers were currently using assistive technology to take a break from caregiving.

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