Welcome to the IRC Library!
Our new on-line library offers articles to read at your leisure. All articles are sorted by relevant topics and by the chronological age of the caregiver’s loved one(s). As always the library is filled with information that is not based on the opinion of the IRC or its members.
HELPGUIDE.ORG - finding and Choosing Respite Care Services and Providers
Strength for Caring - a place to connect with other caregivers
CarePages - free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge
Military One Source - Whether your special needs family member is a child or adult, the Department of Defense and the military services are committed to giving your personal, high-quality support.
Going Beyond Insurance - Actionable ways to protect your family's health, including exercise, nutrition, and other ways to keep you and your family healthy.
Click on the titles for more resources
Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment
Assessments & tools
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Simply share our link and spread the word about respite care for Illinois Caregivers!
Lifespan Respite Programs
Pediatric and Youth Ref & Resources
Senior References & Resources
Training Sites – Tools & Resources
Illinois Respite Coalition – 4 trainings per quarter and our annual summit!
(Visit our calendar for information)
Safety/ First Aid
GRANTS FOR CAREGIVERS & PROVIDERS
The AdoptUSKids Respite Program grants of up to $5,000 to parent support groups and associations across the country who are partnering with local public agencies to start respite care programs in their area.
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