Caring for a family member with significant medical or educational needs can strain even the most resilient people. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care Reimbursement Program provides an opportunity for caregivers to focus on their own well-being and avoid caregiver burn out.
The EFMP Respite Care program offers eligible enrolled families up 20 hours of reimbursed respite care per month. The goal of respite care is to allow caregivers a few valuable hours each month to take a break, from their caregiving duties, in order to focus on activities that promote resilience and well-being – key tools to prevent caregiver burn-out.
These activities might include connecting with friends, pursuing a hobby or favorite activity, exercising, napping, date night, or just spending time alone to recharge your batteries.
Families have the flexibility to select their own providers, including friends or family members who have the required skills and experience.
Learn more about eligibility and reimbursement by contacting your local EFMP office.
Beginning May 30, 2018, access to the Exceptional Family Member Program’s (EFMP) – Resources, Options, and Consultations (ROC) feature, will become available on MilitaryOneSource, making it easier for families who are not near an EFMP center or whose schedules conflict with center hours to meet and receive the assistance they need.
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