The Team provides someone to care for ill family members
so that the caretaker may be Freed to attend church, medical
appointments, or take care of their own needs. We have had several
situations where we have provided respite care over long periods of
In one situation, we had six-eight volunteers a week caring
for a baby for two-four hours at a time with esophageal ulcers, to
allow the mother to get some rest and spend time with her three year
old daughter. We continued this service for four months with a total of
twenty-three volunteers from our church, The baby responded very well to all the
In other circumstances we provided caretakers for a man with
Alzheimer's so his wife could attend church twice a month. We
coordinated caretakers for six-eight hours per day for one two weeks
for people who can't be left alone when their caretaker needs to return
In. a more unusual situation we found two women in our
congregation with an interest in art to take a middle aged woman with
Alzheimer's to art museums once each month.
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Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
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