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Caregiving Chronicles will present news and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and around the world, in-depth Q&As with experts in fields related to caregiving and updates and announcements about caregiving resources available in MetroWest from CaregivingMetroWest.org Program Director Douglas Flynn.


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By DebraMcDonagh / May 18, 2020
Census data impacts our daily lives, informing important decisions about health care, senior centers, jobs, political representation, roads, schools, and businesses.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 18, 2020
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with Partners In Health, has created the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. The program focuses on reaching out to the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help others who have been potentially exposed to the virus. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 13, 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is honoring this awareness month by revealing just how many millions of Americans deal with some form of mental illness every day.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 11, 2020
Real-life selflessness and compassion provided to BayPath consumers. Residents of Northborough put a group effort into mask making for consumers and their caregivers. A family effort in Framingham sparks what is now called the "Nonna Project," making handmade cards for our Meals on Wheels recipients.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 28, 2020
We have all heard, "stay at home," "wash your hands," and "don't touch your face." But facts are essential right now to reduce an inclination toward panicking. So, what actually is the difference between social distancing and self-quarantine?

By DebraMcDonagh / April 17, 2020
Now more than ever, family caregivers are under a lot of stress. Routines have changed, schools are closed, senior centers are closed, and everyone is at home. It is easy to feel agitated. Renee D'Argento, our Healthy Living Coordinator, provides several ways to take care of your well being without taking a lot of time away from your loved ones, work, or your never-ending to-do list.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 1, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, adds an extra layer of stress to being a family caregiver. Here is some advice and some coping techniques.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 16, 2020
As coronavirus spreads, there are more questions than answers. This resource from Harvard Medical School will provide regular updates, working with the CDC and the World Health Organization. It is an informative resource for you to save in your favorites.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2020
DUE TO ON-GOING CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS - CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. A FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 29, 2020
Most caregivers have probably heard about burnout, but that many are unfamiliar with the concept of compassion fatigue or how these two conditions differ. This post will define how to proactively spot the signs of each and provides tips and resources to support you if you develop either.

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Caregiving MetroWest is a no-cost program of BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and was made possible in part by grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation.

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BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s Family Caregiver Support Program and Caregiving MetroWest are grateful for the generous support of our community partner, Avidia Bank, which helps us continue to give area family caregivers the information, resources and support they need.