Respite care is a service provided to caregivers and families of disabled, ill or other individuals who require care. It gives caregivers a break from their duties to allow them to relax and have time away from caregiving. A break from caregiving can include something as small as running errands, getting a haircut, going to church, spending time with friends or even taking a mini vacation.
Dave Scott, 70, who lives south of Aitkin, has been driving for Rides for Health for a few years. The furthest he’s taken a passenger is Bemidji. Baxter and St. Cloud are his two most common destinations. Although the amount he drives is based on client need, it averages one or two times a month. “Well, I think it lifts their spirits,” said Scott in an interview. “They have someone to talk to and do stuff with. Sometimes, I don’t think these people get very many visitors.
These Senior Companions are sponsored by Aitkin County CARE and Lutheran Social Services (LSS), which recently honored them for their service. Senior Companions provide companionship, transportation and friendly visits to home-bound seniors, allowing them to continue living independently. Volunteers serve 15-20 hours a week, receive a small tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement, training and the satisfaction of helping other seniors in need.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".