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Category: Caregivers

Home Care Recognition Day Honors Frontline Essential Workers

Jun 24, 2020Submitted by: Julie Watt Faqir, Home Care Aide Council More than 60,000 homecare aides are working in homes across the Commonwealth to meet the needs of vulnerable older adults during the Coronavirus pandemic. On June 24, the Home Care Community is coming together to recognize these unsung frontline heroes with a Home Care…
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Family Caregiving on 1623 Studios

May 28, 2020 The pandemic has hit caregivers hard. The people at SeniorCare have a wealth of resources for this group, from nutritional services to mental health. Deborah Schwendiman, Caregiver Support Program Supervisor and Susan Doughty, Caregiver Support Specialist, discuss the options with 1623 Studios.

Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program

Mar 31, 2020 SeniorCare’s Caregiver Support Program is committed to helping our caregivers during this time of stress and uncertainty. Taking care of oneself is the first rule of caregiving and never more so in this demanding environment. We have a number of resources designed to help. Regional Food/Meals resources guide In-home services from state…
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National Social Work Month

Mar 6, 2020 March is National Social Work Month, an opportunity to honor social workers in our community and around the nation and world for the invaluable contributions of their profession. Every day, the nation’s 682,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society.…
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Dementia Friends

Dec 29, 2019 If you saw someone living with dementia, would you recognize the signs? Would you be uncomfortable? Would you avoid them? Would you be frustrated? Would you do nothing? Or, would you be a friend?  A few weeks ago, I became a “Dementia Friend.”  Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing…
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National Caregiver Month

Nov 1, 2019 November is National Family Caregiver Month, and is a time to thank and honor the 40+ million unpaid caregivers in the U.S.  Not all superheroes wear capes. Caregivers are superheroes! Managing medications. Getting to doctor appointments. Balancing work and home. How can family caregivers handle it all? The National Family Caregivers Association…
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Home Care for All

Sep 20, 2019 The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) states that more than 90 percent of older adults would rather live in their own homes and communities rather than move to senior housing. Other research shows that 75 percent of people age 40 and over plan on living in their own homes when they…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 3

Jul 5, 2019 In the past two weeks, the Senior Lookout column has reviewed the steps taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the resulting ADFCA Action Plan. The ADFCA Action Plan is broken into ten Areas of Focus, with an overall goal defined…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 2

Jun 28, 2019 In last week’s Senior Lookout column, I described the actions taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the community needs assessment findings. The population of Cape Ann in 2016 was approximately 46,000. Of the four communities, Gloucester is the largest with…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 1

Jun 21, 2019 A global shift has occurred.  We are living longer—often healthier—lives. This exciting change creates both opportunities and new challenges. One response to this change has been the development of Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly movements throughout the U.S. and the world. These initiatives work to encourage communities to recognize older adults and…
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