Caring for the Caregiver

Posted on January 20, 2017 in Caregiving

How to care for the Caregiver has become a prevalent topic within the healthcare industry.  Many organizations are looking at different ways to provide additional benefits for those that dedicate their career to assisting others.  Ohio Living Breckenridge Village is continually working to provide additional support to those employees that serve our residents.  Through the generous donations of many, the Support the Caregiver Endowment was created during the Assuring Excellence Endowment Campaign in 2013.  One of eight funds in the campaign, the Support the Caregiver Endowment attracted the attention and interest of many residents and other donors, and surpassed its goal. 

Today, the Support the Caregiver Endowment provides financial resources each year for the benefit of Ohio Living Breckenridge Village employees.  The areas of focus include, Life Balance, Professional Development and Training, and Health and Wellness.  Residents, employees and other friends continue to add to this endowment with their charitable gifts, further growing the resources available each year.  

In addition to the Support the Caregiver fund, Ohio Living has created a program called The Helping Hand that further provides support to those that care for our Residents.  The Helping Hand graciously allows Ohio Living Breckenridge Village the opportunity to assist with more immediate needs of our staff.  To date we have assisted with anything from a flat tire to providing a security deposit for an apartment. 

Because of those that believe in Ohio Living Breckenridge Village, we are able to assist in ways that other organizations cannot.   We are blessed to be comprised of such compassion in so many facets.   May we continue to provide care to our caregivers and have the opportunity to live out the mission!