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VIRS Respite Care recently received $2,500 grant


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CNA Diane Pineda, right, provides assistance to Shirley Connor, one of the many local residents who benefit from assistance provided by VIRS Respite Care.

VIRS Respite Care received a $2,500 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation's Rock Springs Area Board, which will provide relief time for those who care for the elderly and disabled in Sweetwater County.

The organization allows relief time for primary caregivers by assisting with each client's activities of daily living. This allows clients to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes and helps avoid the cost of nursing homes or institutions. Certified Nursing Assistants provide this care under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Respite Care is a nonprofit organization...

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