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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 / June 21, 2021
we are sharing this reminder from MetroWest Medical Center on the most basic health tips to protect you and your loved ones from preventable summer health issues.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 17, 2021
Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, 1 in 3 older adults had financial worries. The pandemic isolated seniors more than ever before. But there is help!

By DebraMcDonagh / March 29, 2021
Medicare.gov has a very user-friendly website. The following information is available on the home page with more information on each topic just a mouse click away.

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 / August 3, 2020
Are you feel cooped up while "staying safe at home"? Here are 5 ideas (with links) to help improve your energy levels, decrease stress, lift your mood and break the monotony that comes with too much time in the house.

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.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 24, 2019
We often think of today's technology as too advanced for the older adults in our lives. However, that is not always the case. While the "gadgets" may be new, the concepts are from their time! Check out the most obvious tech trend that your grands or great grands are well used to!

By DebraMcDonagh / November 20, 2019
Sometimes holidays add pressure.  But, breaking tradition can yield positive results, especially for a busy Family Caregiver.

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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.