Caring for Caregivers

Caregiver Assessment, Respite, Education & Support (CARES) supports caregivers who care for someone 60+ who lives in Washtenaw County to recharge, reconnect, and regroup. The caregiver does not have to reside in Washtenaw County.

CARES provides caregivers compassionate support, education and respite to promote health and well-being considering the following variables:

• Physical and Emotional Health
• Physical Stamina
• Financial Security
• Perceived Personal Freedom of caregivers

Brief assessment to get to know you and your needs
Respite care to give you a break 
Customized education and support
Assistance with community resources
Low fee transportation for you and your loved one

Assistance is available for up to 50 hours of NO COST respite during a 90-day period. Participation will be limited.

Respite care includes services such as:

COMPANION CARE: meal preparation, companionship, household chores, errands

PERSONAL CARE: bathing, dressing, dementia care, chronic condition care

Watch CARES Let’s Talk About Dementia program recording from January 8, 2024. Click here

With Gratitude:

JFS of Washtenaw County gratefully acknowledges the Ralph Wilson Cares Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for their ongoing support of the CARES program. 


Tuesdays | 3:00pm-4:30pm

2024 Dates

  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19

Please join us for connection, sharing and ideas around caregiver issues as we navigate our lives!

Place: Your computer or another device with an internet connection. Once registered, you will receive a follow-up message with a link to the meeting.

The group is limited to 10 participants. Additional groups will be added if necessary.

If you are interested in personal support, please contact:

Roberta Hirshon, MA, LMSW
734-769-0209 ext. 374

Missed our last event?

Click here to view the video!

This workshop was presented by Katie Garvey, a Certified Independent Trainer and Coach with Positive Approach to Care ™ as well as a Respite Care Coordinator at the Chelsea Senior Center.

If you are interested in personal support, please contact:

Roberta Hirshon, MA, LMSW
734-769-0209 ext. 374

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