Katie Donovan

Capacity Grant from Our Community Foundation

Our Community Foundation fundamentally changes Annual Grant-Making Process to include capacity grant. Helping Hands Respite Care a grateful recipient of this change. In a dramatic shift towards helping local nonprofits to build capacity and make major impacts in their respective service areas, Our Community Foundation, formerly known as Capital Region Community Foundation, re-defined and rolled […]

Kevin Bush – New BBT Supervisor

Kevin Bush, new BBT Supervisor

Meet Kevin Bush Who Changed Jobs as a Child Advocate to Supervise the BBT Program We are thrilled to have Kevin Bush join our administrative team.  Kevin graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in Psychology. He recently worked at St. Vincent Catholic Charities as a Child Advocate it its Children’s Home program.  The […]

Nancy Hall – My Respite Care Story

Mom, Nancy Hall, Shares My Respite Care Story Being the parent of a special needs child is not easy. You find you have an abundance of patience you never knew you had, a voice that can be loud when advocating for your child since he cannot speak for himself, and strength and stamina as caring […]

Why We Made the Switch to Clear Care

Caregiver has more time to care when she uses the Clear Care system for reporting

If you are a client/family, caregiver, or contracting agency, most of you may already be feeling the effects of our switch over from the VINCENT scheduling system to Clear Care Online. For us the decision to switch over was easy, based on the research done before hand. We were propelled by the fact that as […]

Adult Day Program Cost vs. Value

Senior enjoying activity at ADS program, demonstrating the Value vs Cost Comparison

Considering an Adult Day Program, wondering about cost? First, if you are asking these kinds of questions, chances are you realize that the need for care of a loved one is inevitable. Congratulations for beginning the discovery process – the sooner you know your options the better choices you can make. How much does it […]

Special Online Event to Benefit Respite House

Donate for the Respite House Renovation – Get Raffle Ticket(s) for Prizes Last summer, through the generosity of dozens of volunteers and supporters, and an amazing sponsor – McLaren Greater Lansing, we nearly completed the renovation of our Weekend Respite House. The Respite House facility, home to one of our most popular programs, was in […]

Long Term Caregiving Opportunities

Long Term Caregiving Opportunities at Helping Hands Respite Care If you are a caregiver already trained by Helping Hands Respite Care, or, you know someone that would enjoy working with either seniors, adults or children with special needs – we are currently filling some gaps in our long term schedule.  This is the opportunity to […]

The Five Love Languages and Dementia

Stan and Bonnie at Kate's Memory Cafe, exploring 5 Love Languages and Dementia

Exploring The Five Love Languages At our February gathering of Kate’s Memory Café we explored themes from the book The Five Love Languages- How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman. In Chapman’s book he describes the 5 Love Languages as: 1. Words of Affirmation 2. Quality Time 3. Receiving Gifts 4. […]