Lifespan Respite provides DEAP’s Caregiver Support Services to primary caregivers. Respite is designed to meet the safety and daily care needs of an individual’s caregiver thereby reducing stress caused by the extraordinary demands of providing ongoing care for loved ones. Lifespan Respite also provides information and referrals to connect families with trained respite providers who can meet their needs. It also provides information and referral to connect families to appropriate services in the community.
Who is eligible?
Families and individuals who identify a critical need for relief, regardless of age, income, race, ethnicity, special need or situation.
How is a referral made?
Anyone can make a referral with the individual/family approval by contacting Vicki Clear, Lifespan Respite Program Director at 406-234-6034.
Where are services provided?
DEAP provides this service in 10 counties in Southeastern Montana: Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud, Treasure, and Wibaux.
To learn more about Lifespan Respite statewide: www.respite.mt.gov
Read about DEAP in the Billings Gazette: Respite Saved Me