Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County
500 Elm Street
P.O. Box 584
Shelbyville TN 37162
Mission Statement

Caregiver Relief Program provides free nursing support with Hope, Help, and Radical Loving Support to persons and Caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Joyce Adams
Co-CEO/Executive Director Ms Teka Moten
Board Chair Mrs Frieda Bone
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired School teacher
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $98,032.00
Projected Annual Revenue $98,067.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission

Caregiver Relief Program provides free nursing support with Hope, Help, and Radical Loving Support to persons and Caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.

Background

The Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County began 23 years ago. As a mission endeavor to educate the community about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the program has developed into a home-based medical care giving ministry. The Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County is a non-profit charitable organization and assists the caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. A Registered Nurse visits the home to assess the condition of the participant and caregiver, offer support, education, medical assessment, referrals, and encouragement to begin the respite reimbursement program. The nurse of 20 years ago provided families with educational material, the community with educational material and talks with different social organizations. The part-time nurse today actually visits the families in their homes to assess their needs on an individual basis. The nurse is the program director. She oversees all the care in the homes, maintains web-site, facebook, writes grants, and handles all the basic office work. The nurse also speaks at local civic, church or social organizations to help educate the community about Alzheimer’s disease. The Board of Directors is all volunteers from the community. They donate their time to the monthly meetings; help make decisions about the whole aspect of the program and fund raising efforts. The Board of Directors had been established to create a broader base of support and involvement in the decision making process.  The Caregiver Relief Program was initially funded through a United Way Grant through the Alzheimer’s Association. The program soon established a treasurer of its own and directly received a United Way grant which was the basic funding for the program. We continue to receive a small amount of funding from Bedford County government. We have received grants from The Healing Trust since 2007 and hope to renew that grant yearly. We have received Community Foundation grants since 2011. We have received a grant from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America since July 2014! The rest of our funding has been through generous donations of local businesses, churches, individuals, civic & community organizations & special fundraising events. We also receive in-kind gifts from Christ Lutheran Church in the form of office space & utilities for that space.

 

Impact

We received a Serving Seniors grant in early 2017. So we are expanding our program!

Our goal with this grant was to establish educational programs in surrounding counties. The next goal is to support the family caregiver with some respite reimbursement. We began in Davidson Co. & have had programs in Rutherford, Coffee, and now looking into Marshall & Maury counties. Our focus remains on Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

We continue to have these goals in Bedford County:

1. To assist the family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease maintain regular quality respite care. 2. To ensure a higher quality of life for the family caregiver and enhance the general health of that caregiver through respite care. 3. To maintain the $200. amount of money available to 15 families monthly for respite care.

  1. 93 % of our active regular family caregivers have reported that they are doing better with planning an outing or activity just for themselves at least weekly. With regular quality respite care the health of the family caregiver improves greatly!
  2. In 2016 we have provided an average of 12 families $100/ month for respite care. We have been able to increase our portion to $200 a month since Jan. 2017. All of our families have stated the need for respite care and money to help pay for care. Our survey respondents commented about the vitality of our program, some were: “Great Support”, “I feel like I can have a ‘life’ now”, and their own extended family members have helped more since the family caregiver has secured “better health” and care for themselves.

We feel that this is an accomplishment to support these family caregivers and feel this has increased their quality of life and they will be able to maintain the care giving role longer in their home than without respite care reimbursement. 90 % reported positive satisfaction about the Caregiver Relief Program and greatly appreciates the help in securing additional care in the home and/or time for respite care.

 

Needs

The Caregiver Relief Program's number one focus is on respite care. We have collaboration with the TN Respite Coalition. We are increasing the amount we give to our families for respite care to $200. That will increase the total to $260/month with the TRC's portion for 15 families / month. Totally underwriting this program is our first priority. We also want to maintain our continuing program of visiting with these families on a regular basis at no cost to the family. To have the salary of the R.N. Program Director fully funded would be wonderful! To also now to have a paid program director for the “expansion” in Caregiver Relief Program of Middle TN.

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
We accept personal checks,  or cash for donations, and donations in memory or honor of a loved one is appropriate.
We like volunteer support during our fundraising events.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines / Alzheimer's Disease
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / In-Home Assistance
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Bedford
TN - Coffee
TN - Davidson
TN - Lincoln
TN - Moore
TN - Rutherford
TN - Marshall
TN - Maury
Bedford County is main area of active service. We do send educational materials to the other counties.We are expanding with educational programs to Rutherford, Davidson, Marshall & Maury Counties.
Board Chair Statement
 

The Mission of the Caregiver Relief Program is to provide free nursing support with HOPE, HELP, & RADICAL LOVING SUPPORT to persons and Caregivers affected by Alzheimer ’s disease.

My passion for the Caregiver Relief Program came by experiencing the love and support it offered as I cared for my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. I gained much knowledge of the disease and how to handle it through the support of the nurse and the program it offered. It is also an honor to be able to offer the same service I received to other people.

At Christmas, our board of directors furnishes small gifts for the caregiver and patient. My experience in receiving these bags for Mom let me know the value of that effort on our part.

The week of July 4th, we furnish a picnic lunch to accommodate the caregiver and patient. Again, this is a worthwhile effort! The appreciation of the clients shows as we deliver the lunches.

Our real challenge comes with finances. Our largest fund raiser is a Pancake Supper and Auction—we sell tickets to the public and work, serving the meal and helping with the auction.

We have also had a successful fundraiser through the mail which has helped. Memorial donations are also a large part of our support. We are always looking for new grants, etc. to help with this non-profit vital operation.

 Thank you, Frieda Bone, President BOD

CEO Statement There are 22 to 25 million caregivers in America & 5 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. These families are usually “at the end of their rope”. According to statistics, 34% of caregivers get no help and 65% do not get consistent help from other family members. Caregivers suffer more high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, depression & exhaustion than other persons. A regular physical assessment of the patient & the caregiver is one of my vital roles. Often times the Alzheimer’s patient has to be admitted to a long-term care facility due to caregiver burn-out. Many caregivers fear they may not be able to care for their loved one much longer and almost half feel they are not getting enough sleep. Many of my families have told me that they really appreciate just talking to someone that understands their role in life. Caregiver support is essential! Most people do not understand what it means to have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s kills many parts of the brain and causes many symptoms. No two patients are the same. The information stored on the brain cells is permanently erased. When the caregiver understands more about the disease they are better able to care for their loved one. Our program regularly serves 15-20 families. I visit in the home monthly. We serve an average of 250 persons yearly. Statistics show that with the assistance of a program like the CRPBC patients are able to remain in their home about one year longer. National surveys show that the greatest need of caregivers is time for themselves and money to help pay for care. Our respite reimbursement program has become a basic necessity to all our families. I have heard recommendations that a full-time caregiver should take 3 eight hour days away from the one they are caring for. Not many of my caregivers are able to accomplish that!
Programs
Description The Caregiver Relief Program supports a part-time registered nurse. The nurse visits the home of victims of Alzheimer’s disease. She assesses the condition of the participant & caregiver, offers support, instruction, medical assessment, referrals, and respite reimbursement. National surveys show that the greatest need of caregivers is time for themselves and money to help pay for care. These dedicated people frequently suffer with multiple medical problems. Through the regular monthly visits, the nurse has seen the caregiver become more confident & problems are addressed earlier. The quality of life for the loved one & the caregiver is enhanced. Our program is very unique in that we are the only program in Tennessee that provides free nursing visits in the home. In 2015 in Tennessee, 426,000 caregivers provided 485 million hours of care. We serve 15-20 families regularly through the year and have total individuals served above 250 each year.
Budget 43900
Category
Population Served , ,
Description We offer our active families living in Bedford County $260 a month for quality respite care. This is a collaboration with the TN Respite Coalition. We are able to support 15 families monthly with this program. The family secures a quality respite provider of their choice, fills out a voucher monthly that gives details of each respite visit in the home. The voucher is mailed to the TRC, then the TRC invoices us for the $200 per family/month. The TRC then mails check directly to the family caregiver. The TRC also does background check on all respite providers for the safety of our caregivers. This really encourages our family caregivers, just to know that they have a little time away & money to pay for quality care. They are able to care for themselves and their health improves also!
Budget 18000
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient & Family Support
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Families, People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description

The Caregiver Relief Program of Middle TN. expansion has already been successful & rewarding! We have established a volunteer program director for the other counties. We are now certified in hosting Virtual Dementia Tours with Second Wind Dreams. This has been “eye-opening” for many in our community. We have hosted 3 tours this summer and have more scheduled for the fall 2017. The Program Director of Mid TN has hosted many education events and we are jointly hosting the “Caregiver Empowerment Conference” at Motlow College on Aug 11, 2017. The educational events are very beneficial to all caregivers. Many have stated that they “never knew” all this went on with their loved one! This allows the caregiver to have empathy for their loved one and is able to continue in the caregiving role longer than expected. We are identifying other caregivers and hope to support them in the near future with some respite reimbursement.

Category
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments

 

A personal story is the best way I see that would help you understand our mission:

One of our former caregivers is a woman who took care of her husband. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2001. She had a difficult time getting adjusted to his inability to care for himself and their household. He was not recognizing her every day so she wore a name tag-“I am your wife” (with her name on it.) Through many talks, books, videos, and hugs this wife cared for her husband at home as long as possible. She does have a very supportive son that provided respite for her also. This wife through the support and education that we provided did take better care of herself. She even went to the doctor and had treatment to lower her blood pressure. She “felt like a new woman”! (addendum to this story) Client passed in an assisted living facility in 2014. Caregiver is now proud to have a receptionist job at her Dr.'s office where she "feels purpose and learning new things, "even at her age of 80"!

 

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Frieda Bone
Company Affiliation Retired School teacher
Term July 2014 to July 2018
Email friedabone@yahoo.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mrs Joyce Adams RN Program DirectorCaregiver Relief ProgramVoting
Mrs Frieda Bone Presidentformer family caregiver
Ms Janice Clanton Office Manager of public housing authorityVoting
Ms Fay Clanton community volunteerVoting
Mrs Janelle Douglas Community VolunteerVoting
Mr Ed Hillegass Community Volunteer
Ms Susan McGee The Waters of ShelbyvilleVoting
Ms Teka Moten Program Director Mid TNstudentNonVoting
Mrs Nelda Sudberry church memberVoting
Ms Tewaan Tucker Secretary/Treasurerformer family caregiverVoting
Father Peter Whalen Pastor Episcopal ChurchVoting
Mr Charlie Williams Edwards JonesVoting
Mr Dennis Young Vice-PresidentBusiness owner and INS SalesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 70%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Education
Executive
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Professional Liability
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments

The Mission of the Caregiver Relief Program is to provide free nursing support with HOPE, HELP, & RADICAL LOVING SUPPORT to persons and Caregivers affected by Alzheimer ’s disease.

My passion for the Caregiver Relief Program came by experiencing the love and support it offered as I cared for my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. I gained much knowledge of the disease and how to handle it through the support of the nurse and the program it offered. It is also an honor to be able to offer the same service I received to other people.

At Christmas, our board of directors furnishes small gifts for the caregiver and patient. My experience in receiving these bags for Mom let me know the value of that effort on our part.

The week of July 4th, we furnish a picnic lunch to accommodate the caregiver and patient. Again, this is a worthwhile effort! The appreciation of the clients shows as we deliver the lunches.

Our real challenge comes with finances. Our largest fund raiser is a Pancake Supper and Auction—we sell tickets to the public and work, serving the meal and helping with the auction.

We have also had a successful fundraiser through the mail which has helped. Memorial donations are also a large part of our support. We are always looking for new grants, etc. to help with this non-profit vital operation.

 Thank you, Frieda Bone, President BOD

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Joyce Adams
Term Start Oct 2005
Email jadams@caregiverreliefbedfordco.org
Experience Joyce has almost 40 years of nursing experience. With much experience in surgical nursing, including director of an O.R. for 3 years, she has been the Program Director since the fall of 2005.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Ms Teka Moten
Term Start Jan 2017
Email qmoten@caregiverreliefbedfordco.org
Experience Teka is a student at present pursuing a degree in social work. She has experience with the Alzheimer's Association as a area educational consultant. She is working on writing grants for the Mid TN program and wants to have a "stand alone" program in about 3 yrs.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs Helen Lankford R.N.Oct 2000 - Oct 2004
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 12
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? May 2017
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Community Resource Center - Nashville2007
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2005
Chamber of Commerce2016
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Collaborative AgencyTN Respite Coalition2011
Senior Staff
Title
Experience/Biography
CEO Comments The Caregiver Relief Program is vital and very much appreciated by many in our community. As we see the elderly population increasing we have more and more family and friends affected by the devastating disease called Alzheimer's. If we can only support programs like ours, the vitality and meaning of life is enhanced! Supporting the Caregiver Relief Program saves the local and federal governments much money on a yearly basis. It is almost like the old saying--"pay me now or pay me later". The financial need is great! If we could recieve further funding the program could be enhanced and the caregivers would live longer! The support we could gain from your organization would be very much appreciated! We are ready to put your generousity to good use! Thank you!
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $98,067.00
Projected Expenses $98,032.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$78,230$53,823$54,217
Administration Expense$0$1,236$712
Fundraising Expense$0$0$280
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.020.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%98%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$15,105$13,826$12,122
Current Assets$13,827$13,826$12,122
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,568$2,468$1,691
Total Net Assets$13,537$11,358$10,431
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.825.607.17
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $45,644Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,380Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,661
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $34,749Local Government Grants $7,600Foundations and Corporations $5,185
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther revenue $16Investment Income $6Investment Income $48
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2017
Solicitations Permit
Charitable Solicitations 2017
Organization Comments

We received a $30,000 Serving Seniors grant in Jan. 2017. We were able to increase the respite reimbursement in Bedford Co. to $200 for 15 families / month. These funds were also used to expand the Caregiver Relief Program to Mid TN. The Program director of Mid TN has written a large grant with the WEHF to hopefully sustain the new program. We are looking for more grants and seeking other avenues of fundraising and local support to be able to continue our vital programs.

GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial data taken from 990EZ.
Schedule B removed to protect donor privacy.
Programmatic, fundraising, and management expenses are not broken down in the 990EZ. Data is estimated. 
990 prepared by Bookkeeping PLUS.
Compilation by Winnett Associates, PLLC.
Comment provided by Nicole Rose 11/15/2017
Nonprofit Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County
Address 500 Elm Street
P.O. Box 584
Shelbyville, TN 37162
Primary Phone (931) 685-9039
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Joyce Adams
Board Chair Mrs Frieda Bone
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired School teacher
Year of Incorporation 1994

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