HealthCap Helping Hands
Who We Are
HealthCap Helping Hands was created by Chelsea Rhone staffers in early 2013. Over the past decade, we have forged strong ties with our agents, their support staff, our risk managers and our HealthCap members. These ties go beyond the business of insurance. All of us involved in HealthCap have a sincere desire to improve the quality of life and work in our senior care facilities, and in the communities that support them.
Embracing our partnerships to recognize and address need in long-term care settings and the communities that support them.
The formation of HealthCap Helping Hands takes our commitment to exceptional senior care one step further. Through periodic collaborative discourse with our partners, we will seek new ways to elevate the comfort level and well-being of our facilities’ long-term care residents, their families, and caregivers.
HealthCap Helping Hands first 2016 award went to Holly Nursing Care Center located in Holly, Colorado. Holly Care is a 5-Star skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation center that is dedicated to caring for the “whole person” and has served their community of elders for over 32 years.
Second Award of 2016
HealthCap Helping Hands second 2016 award went to Roosevelt Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, located in Muskegon, Michigan.
The Magic of Christmas Adopt a Family Foundation, founded by former University of Michigan All-American track athlete and former LPGA tour player Debbie Williams-Hoak, has provided hundreds of children and their families with gifts during the holidays since 1996. Every year, HealthCap Helping Hands adopts an average of a dozen families and using the wish list created by each child in each family, purchases holiday gifts to be delivered at Christmas. Once finished with shopping, we have a wrapping party in the office. Magic of Christmas not only brings a better Christmas to kids in our community; it also brings our staff together in gratitude.
Studies have shown that music can be a powerful tool in unlocking personal memories. Through use of iPods and other digital devices, Music & Memory creates a musical play list tailored to each individual, helping bridge the gap from isolation to social engagement for those experiencing dementia.
CRC embarked on a Music & Memory Program in spring, 2015. HealthCap Helping Hands has helped by providing iPods and headphones for residents and through donations and volunteering, CRC quickly built a music library. Most CRC residents have Music & Memory available to them now and CRC expects to have iPods with personalized playlists available to all residents by early 2016. For more information on the power of music as treatment for dementia, visit here.
HealthCap Helping Hands has committed to support the SOS Crisis Center, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on a regular annual basis. This year we donated money to help fund the SOS Children’s Programs. This fund purchases school supplies, finances field trips, and obtains gift cards for the “Sunny Days” and “Parents as Teachers” programs. SOS has served families facing current or possible homelessness in the county of Washtenaw since 1970. Needy families can receive food, personal care items, short-term crisis counseling, and connections to community resources. To find out more about SOS Crisis Center, click here.