The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services operates a Lifespan Respite Voucher Program that provides reimbursement of up to $400 per family caring for individuals in need of respite services.
Respite is planned or emergency care provided to a child or adult with a special need in order to provide temporary relief to the family caregiver of that child or adult. Respite services may be provided by an individual or organization on a temporary basis, in a variety of settings, including the family home, adult day centers, respite centers, or residential care facilities. Respite is a key component of family support and home and community based long-term services and supports. Respite services strengthen family systems while protecting the health and well-being of both caregivers and care recipients. (Definition from ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center)