Neighbors in Action: Helping Hands Respite Care

Jun 8, 2016

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.