Care Guide program is suspended
Dr. Kane was our advisor and supervisor. Due to his unexpected death last spring we are unable to provide Care Guide services at this time, but we hope to resume again as soon as we secure a new advisor and supervision for our services. Care Guides are a small group of volunteers who were trained by the late Dr. Robert Kane, director of the U of M Center on Aging. The guides were started to assist UMRA members in locating resources to manage unexpected long or short hospital stays or the challenges of providing caregiving to family members with serious health problems.
The Cares Committee is working on partnering with Wilder Foundation's Caregiving Program in order to replace and expand the work that our Care Guides program was doing. This will include encouraging UMRA members to use Wilder caregiving services and caregiving courses.