Helping Hands Respite Care's mission is to improve the quality of life for families caring for children and adults with disabilities, chronic illness or age-related conditions.
When our loved ones have disabilities or struggle with age-related limitations, we want to do everything we can to take care of them. But we often forget a very important piece of that care: taking care of ourselves. Many don’t know that there are organizations committed to helping caretakers with planned respite time. It’s a time when they can take a break and receive help caring for their loved ones. It can help reduce family stress, and minimize the need for out-of-home placements.
Helping Hands Respite Care is one such organization.
For Neighbors in Action this week, Current State speaks with Executive Director John Stauffer, and Katie Donovan, a volunteer and consultant for the organization.