Welcome!  Need a break from caregiving?  Then, you have come to the right place.


The Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network (DLRCN) is here to support you in your caregiving role by giving you the tools you need to effectively care for your loved one.  Our website is designed to help you understand what respite is and how the Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network can provide financial assistance to fund your respite.

Still not sure if this is right for you?  Check out our Families page for more information on respite or contact us directly.  We would love to help!

Apply today for respite funding!  Not sure if you’re eligible?

You are eligible for our respite grant if:

  • You are caring for:

    • a child with special needs or disabilities; and/or

    • an adult with specials needs, disabilities, or conditions of aging

  • You are NOT eligible for respite funds if you receive respite assistance from any of the following organizations:

    • Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS)

    • Hospice Agencies

    • Medicaid Managed Care

    • Veterans Affairs (VA)

If you have questions about any of these other respite services, please contact our case manager Joyce Medkeff at 302-221-2076.

  • You are NOT being paid to care for your loved one.  For example, a home health aide would not qualify for the grant because they are being paid to care for that individual.