To help create a network of individuals who are trained in providing quality, compassionate respite care, REST was developed –Respite Education and Support Tools–a unique educational program.
It is a professionally designed ‘Train-the-Trainer’ course that provides respite education to those who will then go out and train others to be REST Companions™, also known as respite care workers or providers.
The ‘Train-the-Trainer’ course is an intensive, interactive two-day program which provides new trainers with materials they need to conduct their own trainings. Representatives from senior services and healthcare organizations, Area Agencies on Aging, faith-based organizations, adult daycare, or other social service organizations are eligible to receive this training and then share this information among their own communities.
Volunteer Respite Fact Sheet - The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to identify and provide information on options for recruiting, screening, training, utilizing and retaining volunteer to provide respite services to caregiving families in various settings. Comprehensive information on types of Volunteer Respite.
ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual- Developed by ARCH National Respite Network and Easter Seals Inc. A comprehensive guide on creating valuable options for family caregivers.
ARCH Respite and the Faith Community - Historically, faith communities have been vital in supporting the community of which they are a part. In the early years of our nation, faith communities often provided the only existing social services, such as education and healthcare. Over time, however, this social involvement slowly diminished. As government increasingly met society social and economic needs, faith communities began to limit their focus to society spiritual needs. Today that focus is changing again, as a growing number of faith communities seek to serve not only the spiritual needs of their congregations but also the many different social needs in the larger community.
Support services and resources for caregivers are available across New York State. Click here for a county by county listing.
Supporting You: New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), supports all people engaged in caregiving,
and is dedicated to quality and accessible respite for all ages, conditions and disabilities.
New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition c/o Lifespan 1900 S. Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618 585-244-8400E-mail NYSCRC