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News and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and beyond.

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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 / April 23, 2021
The new Outpatient Rehab offers a broad range of state of the art, high quality rehabilitation services to help senior patients achieve the highest levels of health, strength, functioning and independence possible after surgery, joint replacement, neurological disorder, illness, or injury.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 9, 2021
Free training for a small group of unpaid caregivers in Westborough. Training aims to strengthen resilience while facing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 8, 2021
The 2021 theme for National Minority Health Month is #VaccineReady. The focus is to empower communities to get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines and share that accurate vaccine information with family, neighbors, and friends.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 7, 2021
Alcoholism, like many addictions, still faces stigma and shame for the individual who is suffering. This can change, learn how. >>

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 / March 16, 2021
We all have different food preferences and different dietary needs, especially as we age. But it is still important to learn about basic nutrition so that we can pick the foods we enjoy but ensure that they also keep us healthy!

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.

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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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