Category: Valuable Advice

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 […]

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 […]

Message from Executive Director

A Message from Executive Director John Stauffer to the Families We Serve, Friends, and Supporters of Helping Hands Respite Care   Some of you may be aware that Helping Hands Respite Care has recently issued a report on our progress over the past year. This report was presented at our recent Annual Fund Raising Breakfast. […]

Realizing The Value of Saying Yes

One of the reasons I enjoy working with Helping Hands Respite Care is because our director, John Stauffer is a “see the need and try to meet it” kind of man. He knows the value of saying yes. He has this interesting combination of a great heart of compassion and the American Entrepreneurial Spirit. As […]

How to Convince a Loved One

Marie Marley is an award winning author who wrote a memoir reflecting a 30 year love story that she shares with her partner, Ed. Since Ed has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Marie uses the space below to give insight as to how she overcame challenges that typically arise while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. In comparison to many other caregivers, one […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dementia – Take Another Look

It’s happened twice in the last couple months. On two separate occasions, I have found myself sitting with a person who is being consumed by that dreaded, later in life condition called Dementia. It’s like a skulking, silent plague that randomly picks its victim, moves into a home and slowly begins its cruel work. I […]