Coming spring 2019

ARCH National Respite Conference hosted by they NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition. Details coming soon!!

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Caregiver Simulation Events

Interested in bringing a Caregiver Simulation to your community?  Contact Doris Green

What better way to understand caregivers, than to spend a few hours in their shoes. This active simulation allows participants to experience a fraction of the challenges caregivers face, day in and day out. Each participant will be assigned a role, and will have tasks, dilemmas and opportunities to navigate throughout the afternoon. We believe that this experience can develop empathy for caregivers, care receivers and agencies who are involved along the way. We invite you to join us in this simulation as a way of better understanding caregivers, so that we may then effectively engage them.  See what people are saying.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make our 2017 Caregiver Simulation and statewide Conference a HUGE success!  60 people spent a few hours in the shoes of a caregiver or care receiver.  The simulation wraps up with a powerful debrief session, highlighting the challenges and joys of caregiving.

 Some pictures of all the action...

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Maneuvering the environment

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Overcoming challenges

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Learning the ropes

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Relying on each another

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Keeping in shape

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You never know who you might meet at the church


Get those bills paid on time!


Figuring out how to get Medicaid

For more information contact Doris Green at NYSCRC 585-287-6393



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National Respite Conference

The 18th National Lifespan Respite Conference is hosted by Alabama Lifespan Respite in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network, and will be held in Huntsville, AL, October 11-13, 2017. The conference theme, Take Off with Respite!reflects the incredible history of the space industry in Huntsville, AL, also known as Rocket City USA. It also reflects the mission of the respite care network - to rise to meet challenges, heighten awareness, and push innovation to ensure a safe landing for the nation's 43 million family caregivers.