TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF PROVIDES HEALTHIER CARE TO THOSE AROUND YOU.
RESPITE FOR YOU MEANS BETTER CARE TO YOUR LOVED ONES!
CARING FOR A LOVED ONE HAS A PROFOUND EFFECT ON ANY FAMILY.
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The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME). In his new role, Mr. Randol will oversee the $5 billion program which serves more than 600,000 Iowans each year. He transitions to DHS leadership from his post with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, where he served as the State Medicaid Director. Prior to this he was the Veterans Services Manager with the Department of Commerce.
WHAT IS RESPITE?
Respite is a service that provides a temporary break between the family caregiver and the care recipient.
It is most important for caregivers to plan ahead when they begin their caregiving activities to access intermittent breaks from caregiving. To be most effective you should consider respite services much earlier than you think you will need them. Respite will be most helpful if you use it before you become exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities.