Information Papers

Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care

What is it?
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) respite care is a program that provides temporary rest periods for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite care user’s home, EFMP respite care worker’s home or other settings such as special needs camps and enrichment programs.

What has the Army done?

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Why is this important to the Army?
Respite care decreases Family stress, increases Family stability and reduces costly out-of-home placements, thereby contributing to Soldier readiness. Due to increase in mobilization and deployments because of Global War on Terrorism, remaining parent/sponsor has sole responsibility for all Family support needs.

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