To give caretakers a well-deserved break, the U.S. Army's Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) offers a temporary rest period for those caring for a family member. The rest period is available through the EFMP Respite Care Program, and family members must be medically enrolled in EFMP to be eligible. Maximum rest periods can total up to 40 hours per month. The EFMP manager will assist families with the application process for respite care. A family's eligibility for respite care services is reassessed annually, or if the condition of the exceptional family member changes. At the time services are approved, families receive a list of respite care providers and are encouraged to interview providers to determine who best suits the family's needs. For more information, contact your base EFMP office.
Respite Care for Family Members
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