Learn how REST – an evidence-based respite-training program – is making an impact by clicking on the video links below:

REST Master Trainer Doris Green, director of the NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition, shares her personal experiences of being a caregiver, and describes the need for respite care in the state of New York, in this new video, “Lifting Our Voices for Caregivers.”

REST Trainer Ivonne Rodriguez, from the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Boca Raton, Fla., provides an overview of the REST Program and the benefits of respite care. See the video.

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National Director of REST and Dr. Lynn Ackerman, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Sensight Surveys, discuss REST research findings.

National Director of REST and Dr. Lynn Ackerman, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Sensight Surveys, continue their discussion of REST research findings.

National Director of REST Lois Sheaffer speaks with Sue Wenberg, Family Caregiver Program Consultant, at Minnesota Department of Human Services, about what respite care is and how REST – an evidence-based respite training program – can help. 

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Hear testimonials from respite professionals, on the importance of respite-training programs, like REST.

REST Director Lois Sheaffer and representatives from aging organizations in Minnesota discuss the caregiving crisis, and how public and private resources, including REST, are supporting family caregivers in the state and throughout the nation. The conversation took place in late June 2017, during the Minnesota Age & Disabilities Odyssey Conference, in Duluth.

A video by Voice of Care, a ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, describes how REST is making a positive impact.

The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress recently produced a commercial about REST, which has aired on three television networks through the Upper Peninsula.

REST Director addresses caregiving crisis in YouTube video.

REST Trainer Tammy Rosa spoke to WLUC TV 6 about the REST training program and how respite care can make a positive difference for caregivers throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

REST Director Lois Sheaffer and a representative from AARP Foundation-RSVP Chicago, discussed the roles and needs of caregivers today, during the Senior Corps Conference in Springfield, IL. 

Lois Sheaffer, REST program director, discusses partnership for REST trainings with representative from Windsor Park Manor, an Evangelical Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream, IL

REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) Program provides specialized training for people who want to train REST Companions to provide respite care. 

Gil Fonger, President and CEO of Marklund, explains the new REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) respite training program for volunteer caregivers, and announces upcoming national training in Feb. 2013.

Learn about the REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) training program.