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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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