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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 / July 6, 2020
In response to COVID-19, and in recognition of the importance of support during difficult times, members of the Commission will be hosting Zoom support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren and relative caregivers living in Massachusetts. Read on for the schedule and for how to register

By DebraMcDonagh / June 2, 2020
Are you living with a physical or mental health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, cancer, arthritis, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or other ongoing health condition? Learn how to manage your health and improve your well-being in this FREE six-week workshop conducted on the phone.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 1, 2020
Massachusetts has produced a very informative two-page flyer detailing what it means to be a caregiver, determining if you are one, and how to get the support you need to do the best job you can in providing care for a loved one.

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 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.

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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.