Month: February 2016

Respite is Valuable

By Jane Rogers, RN Respite, or relief from care duties, for even a short while can be valuable for improving the caregiver’s physical and mental well-being. Caring for your loved one can be fulfilling and exhausting at the same time. Even respite for a few hours can give you the chance to run errands, work at […]

The Heart of the Matter

By Jeff Nunham, Adult In-Home Supervisor We often talk about the barriers and obstacles people face who suffer with a disability. Last month, I wrote about those care givers who are “on” 24/7, giving care to a family member with a disability and who are silently suffering under the strain that goes with that level […]

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Thomas E. Beachnau

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Thomas E. Beachnau

We are so sorry to have to say goodbye to Thomas E. Beachnau. It was truly our honor to serve Thomas and his family with respite care. Thomas kept a quiet and attentive demeanor while he attended the Adult Day Services program of Helping Hands Respite Care. He was a big sports fan and followed […]

“Everyone Deserves and Needs a Break Now and Then”

“Everyone Deserves and Needs a Break Now and Then” Cassidy enjoys spending time at the Respite House.

By Dawn Todd, Respite House Supervisor We love our young people who visit the Respite House! Just as important are the families who utilize our services in order to take a much needed break (respite) over an occasional weekend. We know it is not easy for caregivers to entrust their loved one to our care […]

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could

10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They Could Two ladies exploring volunteer opportunities

Dotty’s Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person Living with Dementia Here are ten tips you can use to improve your life and the life of an individual living with dementia. 1. You know what makes me feel safe, secure, and happy? A smile. 2. Did you ever consider this? When you get tense and […]

Breaking Barriers Today (BBT) – Achieving Milestones

Breaking Barriers Today (BBT) – Achieving Milestones BBT participant Jimmy enjoying a book.

What a wonderful start we have had for 2016! Over the past few months we have been working on more goals for our clients and watching as they are achieving milestones. Now we are looking into creating job task schedules based on ability level to help your loved one continue to work on independent living […]

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