Give the Gift of Time Through Respite

For many, the holidays evoke images of family gatherings, colorful light displays, festive music, delicious food, and, of course, gift-giving. But for [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|REST Blog|

When Care Comes Home: Top 10 Ways to Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month

“When my sister became ill, I was suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver during the day while her husband went to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|REST Blog|

Recognition Months Allow us to Learn More about Those with Disabilities

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is also National Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, National ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Month, [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|REST Blog|


For most students, back to school time means new school supplies, new clothes, new classes, new teachers, and even, new school buses [...]

By | September 18th, 2014|REST Blog|

Benefits of Volunteering as a REST volunteer

Fred is an 85-year-old widower who lives with his adult daughter in Chicago. He has stayed active with his neighborhood recreation center, and [...]

By | August 14th, 2014|REST Blog|

Infographic: Autism Numbers Soar According to CDC Study

Respite care volunteers often provide respite to families of children with an autism diagnosis. As the numbers of children diagnosed on the [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|REST Blog|

REST Training Update from Windsor Park

REST director Lois Sheaffer-Kramer discusses the partnership between REST and event host Windsor Park Retirement Community in Carol Stream, IL Click here [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|REST Blog|

Home, Community-Based Care Centers Required to Develop Person-Centered Care Plans Under New Rule

We recently came across this great article and wanted to share it. Strategically planned respite services provided by a trained REST (Respite [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|REST Blog|

Autism Spectrum Disorder – What Exactly Does that Cover?

These days, most people have at least heard of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The term comes up often in discussions of the [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|REST Blog|

The Pros of Volunteering

Why should I volunteer? The answer is for many reasons.  Nowadays the word volunteer is used almost everywhere. It is looked highly [...]

By | February 10th, 2014|REST Blog|