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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.


By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2021
What if I take medication every day? Do I have to stop? Can I still get the vaccine? Will the vaccine affect test results, like a mammogram? Only your doctor can say for sure, but this is what some medical experts had to say.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 11, 2021
As of 2/11/21, if you are assisting a MA resident 75+ to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you can also make an appointment to get vaccinated. Appointments must be on the same day at one of the MA mass vaccination sites.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 28, 2021
An article from the Boston Globe that answers some common questions that many of us have about the Coronavirus vaccine. By Alexa Gagosz Globe Staff, Updated January 27, 2021, 5:35 p.m.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 27, 2021
Many family caregivers find themselves already stretched to capacity, so improving your diet may feel like an impossibility. But read on for some easy to incorporate ideas from BayPath Elder Services registered dietitian/nutritionist Traci Robidoux, RD, LDN

By DebraMcDonagh / January 26, 2021
Caring for a loved one with dementia? This training series is for active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 21, 2020
Running through January 30, 2021. A virtual group of 10-12 of your fellow caregivers with guided discussion of your reactions to the pandemic, and strategies on coping skills and ways to manage stress.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 16, 2020
Multiple support groups for People Living with Dementia and for Caregivers

By DebraMcDonagh / December 9, 2020
Guidance from Mass.gov and Secretary Marylou Sudders for families of those in long-term and congregate care facilities.

By DebraMcDonagh / November 6, 2020
What extra challenges do family caregivers face if a loved one lives alone, especially during the pandemic? Caregiving MetroWest offers caregivers one-on-one support.

By DebraMcDonagh / November 4, 2020
The story of the ups and down's one family caregiver is experiencing, having a 96-year old dad in a long-term care facility.

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The BayPath Family Caregiver Support Program and CaregivingMetroWest.org has been made possible by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Participants may make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this federally funded service. Click here for more information.

CaregivingMetroWest.org was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Additional funding support was graciously donated by Avidia Bank from 2018 – 2021.

Thank you, MetroWest Health Foundation and Avidia Bank, for enabling BayPath Elder Services to provide support and resources to family caregivers.