Month: October 2015

Independent Living Plan – It Works!

Independent Living Plan – It Works! Photo with characters from TV series A-Team with the catch phrase...I love it when a plan comes together."

The Independent Living Plan is Working   By Jeff Nunham – Adult In-Home Care Supervisor Do you remember the action TV series, The A-Team? You probably remember Hannibal, the cool leader of this special team of exceptional “bad guys” doing good. With a wry smile and little stogie, he would say,” I love it when […]

Tech Solutions for Children with Developmental Delays

Tech Solutions for Children with Developmental Delays Boy with tablet demonstrating tech solutions for children with developmental delays

By Tarra Boris, Child In-Home Care Supervisor   Technology has become the center of everyday life for many children. A majority of the population revolve their lives around one form of technology or another. Children with developmental delays, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), can benefit greatly with the […]

Cold Outside – Respite House Reminder

Cold Outside – Respite House Reminder

Baby Its Cold Outside! Or, It Will be Soon. Respite House weekend guests, cold weather is fast approaching and it’s time to bring all the gear! Coats, hats, scarves, boots, mittens and snow pants are an essential part of a blustery respite weekend. Going outdoors and getting exercise can help alleviate anxiety, expend excess energy, […]

Frustrated Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Frustrated Seniors with Alzheimer’s Frustrated Senior with Alzheimer's. This photo represents the dynamic between a senior with Alzheimer's and the caregiver.

Helping Frustrated Seniors with Alzheimer’s By Adult Day Services program supervisor, Alison Sarkozy Our lives continue full speed ahead. We may have work and family responsibilities, household chores, church activities, neighborhood gatherings and friends that continue to call our attention. But for many primary family caregivers, the first responsibility is the loved one that they […]

Office Administrator Departs

Office Administrator Departs Office Administrator, Cat Love-Wilkins departs.

Fond Farewell and Best Wishes to Cat By Executive Director, John Stuaffer   For over eight years Cat Love-Wilkins was the glue that held Helping Hands Respite Care together. And for that we owe her our deepest gratitude. As the office administrator, Cat was the steadying force as this organization went through several transitions, most […]

Breaking Barriers Participants Marking Progress

Breaking Barriers Participants Marking Progress Breaking Barriers participant Jimmy is show using a gait trainer/walker at this program operated by Helping Hands Respite Care.

It’s the Small Things that Count By Breaking Barriers Today Supervisor, Elizabeth Krumm   Wow! I can’t believe it’s already Fall! The leaves are changing, the weather getting cooler, and new participants to welcome to the Breaking Barriers Today program. First, I’d like acknowledge new participants who started attending BBT – Blaine, Scott, and Bethany. […]