Caring for Caregivers

Caregiver Assessment, Respite, Education & Support (CARES) supports Washtenaw County caregivers to recharge, reconnect, and regroup.

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 36 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

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

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

2021 Dates

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16

Please join us for connection, sharing and ideas around caregiver issues as we navigate our lives during these challenging times of Covid-19.

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

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