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So far Cindy Novak has created 44 blog entries.

Providing respite a ‘rewarding experience’ for REST Companion

While researching volunteer opportunities in her community, something caught Faizah Osman's eye: a REST Companion training course that was being offered through the [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Our research study is now published!

We are excited to announce that REST's research study has been published in Home Health Care Services Quarterly, a national health care [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Welcome, new REST Companions from Nevada!

We'd like to give a warm welcome our new Companions, who recently completed the REST course at Humboldt General Hospital, Winnemucca, Nev., [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Welcome to new Trainers from Mississippi!

We'd like to give a warm welcome to our seven new Trainers, who just completed the REST course through the Mississippi Department [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Celebrating Five Years of Supporting Caregivers

by Lois Sheaffer, National Director of REST (Respite Education & Support Tools) What have I learned over the past five years?  I’ve [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

REST study to appear in national health care journal

A manuscript that assesses the effectiveness of the REST (Respite Education & Support Tools) training program will appear in an upcoming issue [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Welcome to new REST Trainers from Florida!

Congratulations to everyone who completed a REST Train-the-Trainer event, on Jan. 9-10, at Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Companion training scheduled for Illinois Lutheran congregations

A REST Companion training event will take place on Jan. 20, in Hillside, Ill., for members of Lutheran congregations, interested in providing respite care [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Make a New Year’s Resolution: Attend a REST Training!

The REST program has training courses available this winter and spring.  If you have an interest in becoming a REST Trainer, consider [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

REST Trainer: “the REST format is a win-win…”

A REST Trainer published an article in News4Nevada about the benefits of becoming a REST Companion. “All in all, the REST format [...]

By | December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|