This updated guide is useful for family caregivers or those who assist them to become familiar with respite, the types of services available, and funding sources. It provides guidance on assessing personal needs for respite; finding, hiring and training respite providers; and links to other useful resources. State Respite Coalitions, State Lifespan Respite Programs, or local agencies and programs, can use the document in caregiver training or public awareness activities by supplementing it with information about their own state resources.