Respite care provides a break for the caregiver who cares for a child, adult, friend, or neighbor with special needs or circumstances.
The Maryland Respite Care Coalition is an all-volunteer statewide organization that advocates for respite care services for caregivers across the state.
Goal #1 information
Maryland caregivers will have access to accurate, reliable information about where and how to obtain respite care resources across the lifespan.
goal #2 awareness
Maryland caregivers will know what respite care is and understand its importance for their own health and well-being and that of their loved ones.
goal #3 Choice
A diverse array of quality respite care services will be available throughout Maryland across the lifespan and disability spectrum.
To promote and support quality respite care that enhances and strengthens family unity throughout the lifespan.
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Leadership: Improve the quality and availability of respite care services in Maryland.
Action: Take action on behalf of caregivers throughout the state.
Voices: Represent the voice of caregivers in policy and other decisions.
Here are a number of helpful resources. The information provided here by MRCC is for informational purposes only. All information is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, expressly or implied regarding the accuracy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness of these resources.
Respite care was the #1 need of caregivers for resources that they need, but do not have.
Source 2015 MD Statewide Caregiver Survey
$9.4 BILLION per year. That's the economic value of caregivers' time and efforts in Maryland. Said another way, without caregivers, the state would pay $9.4 billion per year in additionalcare costs.
Source Reinhard, Susan et. al. Valuing the Invaluable 2015 Update. AARP Public Policy institute
The majority of caregivers are female (65%), and more than 80% are caring for a relative or friend who is age 50 or older.
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