Category: Adult Day Services

Sleeping Giant Awakens

By John Stauffer It is clear to me that the Boom Generation is a sleeping giant that is beginning to awaken…and it is cranky! For too long the needs of the families of the baby boomers have faced some daunting care circumstances. They are often faced with the care of aging/ailing parents and in some […]

Driving and Dementia

Senior man behind the wheel. We explore driving and dementia

Learn about driving and dementia in the helpful article: Living with Dementia: When Does Driving Become Unsafe? By Ava M. Stinnett A friend or loved one is diagnosed with dementia. Among the many concerns for caregivers and family members is determining when it’s no longer safe for the individual to drive. There are various signs […]

New Rate Structure for ADS Program

Important news about the Rate Structure of the Adult Day Services (ADS) program. Helping Hands Respite Care’s (HHRC) fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. About two months ago HHRC’s board requested an examination of the viability of raising our rates at the Adult Day Services (ADS) program. It has been three years […]

Volunteer Opportunities at Adult Day Services

Two ladies exploring volunteer opportunities

If your interest is helping older adults, we have some wonderful volunteer opportunities in our Adult Day Services (ADS) program. We are proud to have a program which is a well-planned schedule of individual and group activities which meet the varied needs of our member participants. We would like to suggest a volunteer opportunity where […]

Meet Leah Gavin – MSW Intern

Leah Gavin shown with ADS member Lucille during end of the day sing-along.

My name is Leah Gavin and I am a native of Detroit, Michigan. I attended Adrian College where I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2015. During my time at Adrian, I realized that I would love to work with older adults. I was able to have my internship at the Lenawee County Department […]

Benefits of Social Wellness to Seniors

Social Wellness demonstrated with senior interacting with grand children

July is Social Wellness Awareness Month. Social wellness is defined as nurturing yourself by building healthy, supportive relationships with others. Making genuine connections with those around you is critical to physical and psychological health. Research shows that the physical risks of being socially isolated are comparable to the risks associated with heart disease, cigarette smoking, […]

Dementia and Using Clocks

Photo of a memory clock - Dementia and using clocks.

Losing Track of Time:The Benefits of Using Clocks for Dementia An article for the Alzheimer’s Association by Ava M. Stinnett How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? (Dr. […]

Extraordinary Program ADS Value

Participants in Adult Day Services , program ads value to life

Did you know that among the Adult Day Services programs in the State of Michigan there are just a handful that have an on-site nurse? Helping Hands Respite Care is one of those programs. Did you know that because Helping Hands Respite Care Adult Day Services (ADS) has an on-site nurse which means we are […]

New Schedule More Access for Families

new schedule for supervisors, image of clock on red background

New schedule designed to provide more access for families. Frustrated because you can’t reach a supervisor in one of our in-home programs or the ADS program? In an effort to provide more consistent coverage and access to our supervisors who are reached at our administrative offices Monday through Friday we are experimenting with a flex […]

Hearing Aids Not Working?

hearing aid not working, close up of ear without hearing aid

If you have hearing aids which are not working and you are hesitating because of the high cost of replacement, we are pleased to let you know that there are hearing aid repair options. Soma Hearing Aid Repair has an alternative solution to the costly practice of replacing broken hearing aids. Prices for repair may […]