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Category: Caregivers

New Years Resolutions 2021

Jan 1, 2021 Now that we have bid a fond farewell to 2020, many of us are considering what changes we might want to make for 2021.  It’s time to make our New Year’s Resolutions.  But, as most of us have discovered, it’s easier to make a resolution than to keep it.  Many experts on…
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Assisting Elders with Technology

Dec 25, 2020 In the past nine months, many of us have learned to use technology in ways that far exceed what we thought was possible before covid became a word in our vocabulary.  We are using face-time apps to hold meetings with co-workers and to socialize with friends and family. We are ordering groceries…
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National Family Caregiver Month 2020

Nov 5, 2020 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 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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