Tag: Respite Care

Respite is Valuable

By Jane Rogers, RN Respite, or relief from care duties, for even a short while can be valuable for improving the caregiver’s physical and mental well-being. Caring for your loved one can be fulfilling and exhausting at the same time. Even respite for a few hours can give you the chance to run errands, work at […]

The Heart of the Matter

By Jeff Nunham, Adult In-Home Supervisor We often talk about the barriers and obstacles people face who suffer with a disability. Last month, I wrote about those care givers who are “on” 24/7, giving care to a family member with a disability and who are silently suffering under the strain that goes with that level […]

Answer: Heart and Conviction

Caregiver Kelsey Kuipers at the office planning her schedule

Question: What Do Student Athletes and Respite Caregivers Have in Common? Many of Helping Hands Respite caregivers are college students with plenty of heart and conviction. They may have a special interest in working in our care environments, the operative word here being care; they may be drawn to working within a family environment to […]

Family Caregiver Respite Education Project

Daughter, a family caregiver taking care of aging parent who is sitting in a wheel chair with a big pillow.

With the help of a grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Helping Hands Respite Care is pleased to announce the creation of the Family Caregiver Respite Education Project. The grant of $35,000 comes from the Health Innovations Grant fund. A fund established to encourage one-time grants designed to target innovations in the delivery of […]