Category: Respite House Overnight

10 Signs of Caregiver Stress

This list of 10 signs of caregiver stress comes to you from the Alzheimer Association.  At Helping Hands Respite Care we often see or experience these signs first hand. It is heartening to know that we provide the means for families to get temporary relief from the stress they feel because of their responsibilities as […]

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, […]

Change in Policy

Weekend Respite and Weekend Shifts – Change in Policy There has been a recent change in policy for caregivers which has been put in place to provide the best opportunity for weekend respite for families. Our former policy required every caregiver to serve a mandatory three weekend shifts per month – this has now been […]

Community Immersion

Boys visiting museum during a community immersion activity

Community Immersion Activities at Weekend Respite House In the past few months we have worked harder to prioritize opportunities for our Weekend Respite House guests to get out and about in the community. Sometimes this takes a bit more preparation and even a bit of resourcefulness. This usually relates to where we might be going, […]