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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 / May 6, 2021
Many are fully vaccinated, but a lot await their second dose. What side effects are most common with each brand of the vaccine?

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 / June 22, 2020
A collaboration between the Council on Aging in Framingham, a group of volunteers call Mask Buddies, provided over 150 masks for BayPath's home-delivered meals consumers!

By DebraMcDonagh / May 20, 2020
DailyCaring.com had received many questions from caregivers about how to reduce risk and protect older adults from coronavirus (COVID-19), get financial help, and more. They created this fabulous Q&A to answer the top 33 frequently asked questions.

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 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 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.

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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.