Sharing the Care is a community initiative of Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network, and is made up of volunteers whose goal is to make respite resources more available and accessible to caregivers in our community. Sharing the Care of Madison County conducted interviews with the caregivers you will meet here. Our hope is that this documentary will increase awareness of caregiver issues by showing the faces of families who need respite.
Published on May 26, 2015
Produced by: Tercell Clayborn Narrated by: Lynn Easterwood
Alabama Respite has FREE training available for caregivers and faith-based communities.
Respite Education and Support Tools (R.E.S.T.) is a comprehensive, 8-hour training for volunteer respite providers. Alabama Respite has staff members certified to teach this program. Learn more about R.E.S.T. at www.restprogram.org. There are fees associated with this training but ask about scholarships and/or payment options.
Living Well Alabama is a chronic disease self-management course that Alabama Respite offers at no charge to participants in some areas of the state. It is a 6-week course that lasts two hours each week and focuses on guiding participants to make small changes that will ultimately allow them to take control of their chronic condition and live life to the fullest. Find more information about Living Well Alabama at http://www.adph.org/livingwellalabama/.
Additionally, Alabama Respite will provide or coordinate shorter, targeted training regarding the following topics:
• Basic Caregiving • Basic Respite Care • Dealing with Caregiver Guilt • Volunteer Orientation • Universal Precautions • Disability Awareness • “People first” Language • Accessibility Audits • Assisting with Care • Stress Management for Caregivers
• Planning for a crisis • Education about specific disorders/disabilities • First aid and CPR (Caregivers and Volunteer Respite Providers only) • Confidentiality • Adapting activities to specific populations • Documentation • Developing policies and procedures • Program planning and evaluation • Comfort Touch® (North Alabama only)
Online Training Courses:
Alabama Department of Human Resources Mandated Reporters Interactive Training
• Why it is important to report child abuse and neglect • Who is required to report it • How to recognize it • How and when to report it • What happens after a report is made
Helping Those Who Care
This is a video strictly for those wishing to receive a respite reimbursement voucher that cannot attend a training in person Alabama Respite. Caregivers must be approved by Alabama Respite to be eligible for the voucher before taking part in this webinar.
Published on March 23, 2016
Created by: Kate Moseley and Brittany Lively
Get in touch with us to discuss your needs for respite or to learn more about our services offered in your area.