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Sep 22, 2017 - 08:19 PM  
Providing Information To Help Seniors & Their Caregivers Help Themselves
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Information for Caregivers

A caregiver can be a friend, family member, spouse, neighbor or a professional who is helping an older adult. Caregiving is a difficult task but can be a rewarding role for individuals. We have provided information that we hope helps you with your caregiving role.

Helping an Older Adult - Extensive resource guide for caregivers. Also take a quiz to assess your caregiver stress.

Caregiver's Guide - a Guide book for caregivers trying to navigate the complex eldercare network

Central MA Family Caregiver Program - A federally funded initiative to help meet the needs of caregivers in central Massachusetts

Four Corner Articles
Articles of interest on elder and caregiving topics

Leader Corner  LEADERS CORNER
The Many Faces of Caregiving
There is no one specific definition of a caregiver; every individual’s situation is unique. Some caregivers start off by assisting a loved one with their finances, cleaning their house, or helping them get to and from their doctor’s . . . [Read More]
 
Medical Corner  MEDICAL CORNER
Alzheimer's Caregiving After the Diagnosis
Now that your family member or friend has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the disease and how to care for someone who has it. You may also want to know the right way to share . . . [Read More]
 
Well-Being Corner  WELL-BEING CORNER
Getting Your Affairs in Order
Ben has been married for 47 years. He always managed the family's money. But since his stroke, Ben can't walk or talk. His wife, Shirley, feels overwhelmed. Of course, she's worried about Ben's health. But on top of that, she has no idea what bills . . . [Read More]
 
Resource Corner  RESOURCE CORNER
Alzheimer’s Caregiving Resources for Caregivers
Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease can draw on many sources of help for caregiving and financial support. Here are some places that provide general support and advice for Alzheimer’s caregivers. The Alzheimer's Disease . . . [Read More]
 

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