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2022 National Lifespan Respite Conference

The Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, will host the 2022 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Madison, WI, on September 14-15, 2022.   We invite you to join us to  Reimagine Respite 

The theme for the conference, Reimagine Respite, is meant to be timely as well as inspirational. The pandemic may be ongoing, but we can now imagine a more hopeful future. COVID-19 cast a harsh light on the lack of support for family caregivers, but it also presented opportunities to raise awareness and rethink traditional supports to ensure that they are more meaningful for family caregivers and their loved ones. 

How was respite care adapted during the pandemic? Might adaptions provide a model to Reimagine Respite post-COVID?

This conference will provide a space to ‘dream’ big, ‘explore’ new ideas, and ‘create’ different ways to ‘achieve’ respite. It will also ‘inspire’ us to build on what we learned and ‘discover’ new ways to meet the respite needs of the nation’s more than 50 million family caregivers.

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Conference Program

    Hotel Information


Sponsorship information

The conference venue is: 

The Madison Concourse Hotel

1 West Dayton Street

Madison, Wisconsin  53703

Rooms are available at a discounted rate for conference attendees.  Discounted rooms are limited. Please reserve early. 

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Registration is now open!


COVID Policy

The conference planning committee’s number one priority is the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and staff. We are ready to host everyone safely at the 2022 National Lifespan Respite Conference (NLRC) while understanding that the pandemic is not over and that COVID-19 remains a threat to the public’s health.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS AT-A-GLANCE.   Thank you for your support!

ARCH is especially grateful to our Advocates for Respite Sponsors, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the International Short Break Association, Lakeland Care and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services!


Please contact Lisa Schneider at the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin at  or Jill Kagan with ARCH at with any questions.  You may also contact the conference manager at or call 920-560-5610.


About us

We are a national, membership-based organization that assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; helps families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and serves as a strong voice for respite in all forums.

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