Special Needs for Your Extraordinary Kids

Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network

Taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to help your loved one. The purpose of the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network is to be a single contact point for providers and families seeking respite resources across the state. We also connect businesses, non-profits and work with partners and affiliates to increase caregivers and providers access to respite services, support and education.
Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs. Family caregivers are often referred to as the backbone of America’s long-term care system. Respite care – planned or emergency – is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming.
Respite allows the family caregiver time away to:
  • Go to the grocery store.
  • Visit the doctor.
  • Have lunch with a friend.
  • Take a nap.
  • Do anything else needed to help reduce stress.
A family caregiver is a person who provides ongoing care for an individual unable to care for themselves. Caregiving is rewarding, but also demanding and stressful. To supply “help for the helpers,” the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network offers information, education and support.

For more respite information, including funding sources or becoming an independent respite provider, just call or click:

866-RESPITE (737-7483)
nrrs.ne.gov/respite

206 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE, USA