REST – Respite Education and Support Tools

A longtime provider in respite care services, Marklund developed an exciting training program that will enhance the respite care arena throughout the logo web

REST–Respite Education and Support Tools–is an originally written training program with data-driven evidence to support its effectiveness. It is a unique “Train-the-Trainer” course that provides very specialized education to those who will then go out and train individuals to be volunteer respite workers, or REST Companions. Representatives from religious and healthcare organizations, senior living facilities, schools and other groups are eligible to receive this training and then share this education among their own communities.

About REST:

* Launched in February 2013

*Trainers in 29 States and Canada to date
–565 REST Trainers
–6,850 REST Companions

*Networking with more than 9,000 individuals and organizations to mobilize REST across the country

*Training materials available in English and Spanish

*Core Competencies align with the National Respite Guidelines as developed by ARCH

*Training is customizable to an organization’s specific needs and goals

*2-day training program for Trainers

*8-hour, 4-hour & On-line training programs available for REST Companions

*Approved by Continuing Education Institute of IL for up to 13.5 CE hours


Learn more at


Rest Training Program