LAP Respite Center (Helping Hands Respite Care)

Caring for Those Caring for Others

aka Helping Hands Respite Care   |   East Lansing, MI   |  www.helpinghandsrespite.org

Mission

TO PRESERVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY LIFE-ALTERING CONDITIONS REQUIRING CONSTANT CARE. IN SHORT, WE ARE "CARING FOR THOSE CARING FOR OTHERS."

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Yvonne Fleener

Main address

201 Hillside Court

East Lansing, MI 48823 USA

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EIN

38-3089589

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As the aging population grows, so does the number of family members who are providing care to a loved one. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months and about 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. This means approximately 39.8 million caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or illness or 16.6% of Americans. Family caregivers experience emotional stress, sleep deprivation, and physical illness. Caregiving takes a toll on family members and they are often faced with giving up their employment or deciding they must look at other living choices for their loved ones. The person being cared for is often isolated and not engaged in meaningful activities despite the research showing that this can slow down the symptoms of many disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Respite House

children and young adults with disabilities spend a weekend with our highly trained care providers, so the parents get an entire 48 hours of respite.

Population(s) Served

This program provides quality care for adults with a range of chronic conditions who require constant care. In doing so, the program serves families who need respite from the demands of constant care.

Population(s) Served

Well-trained care providers give quality care in-home care to adults with chronic conditions who require constant care. By doing so, the program provides welcome and needed respite for family caregivers.

Population(s) Served

Well-trained care providers give quality care to children with chronic disabilities who require constant care. In doing so, they provide welcome and needed respite for family members/caregivers who are on non-stop duty.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who report general satisfaction with their services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We provide opportunity to give feedback through end of shift satisfaction surveys, annual surveys, and quarterly in-person family meetings.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our two primary goals are:
1. Provide engaging and meaningful activities and high quality care to children and adults with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.

2. Provide education, support, and respite to family caregivers so they can rejuvenate, continue to work, and feel confident about their loved one remaining in the family home.

We provide highly-trained caregivers who provide support and assistance in family homes and in the community. We also have a weekend, overnight respite house so families can have longer break as needed. Lastly, we operate a adult day services program at a community center which includes a registered nurse, engaging activities, and community engagement.

LAP Respite grew from a parent-based organization who supported one another into a variety of programs and services. Today, we have grown in capacity and have been able to serve a broader audience. We are partnered with the City of East Lansing, the City of Lansing, Office on Aging, Department of Human Services, Community Mental Health, and Veterans Affairs.

LAP Respite Care has a long history of serving those in need and their families through in-home care, overnight weekend respite, and adult day services. We recognize the importance of education and support for family caregivers as this is critical to keeping families together. We also know that partnering with other community members is a critical part of accessing community events and activities for those we serve. Lastly, we know there is a crisis in the number of paid caregivers available and are working to be part of the solution.

In the next two years, we will be adding additional programs, events, and support to family caregivers; participating in work groups working to ensure we have enough paid caregivers across Michigan; and building community partnerships that share our mission and goals of making community engaging and accepting for all.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LAP Respite Center (Helping Hands Respite Care)

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Beard

Helping Hands Respite Care

Term: 2018 - 2019

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/31/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data