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Skill Building for Caregivers

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A lone kayaker enjoys some solitude in Hudson/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Build the skills you will need as a caregiver

Whether you are new to caregiving or have been caring for a loved one for many years, there is always more to learn to help both the person you are caring for and yourself.

Check out the topics below to build the skills necessary to take care of your loved one and yourself.

How to Develop a Care Plan

Caregiving is a major undertaking, and navigating it successfully requires proper planning. Learn how to create your plan here.
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How to Ask for Help

No one can do it all alone. Being able to ask for and accept help from others is crucial, but not always easy. Here’s some help in learning how to ask for help.
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How to Set Boundaries

What you are able to do for your loved one, and what they expect of you requires setting boundaries. Learn how here.
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How to Grieve Loss

Loss is a part of life, and a part of caregiving, but it is still difficult to handle. Learn how to work through your grief.
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How to Choose a Support Group

Being able to talk with, learn from and share experiences with fellow caregivers in a support group is an excellent resource that all caregivers should consider.
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How to Select a Nursing Home

Having your loved one remain at home is not always possible. Find out what you need to know when you have to explore other housing options.
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Unsure What is Right for You?

Use our online assessment tool to see what information, tools and resources are available here that best meet your needs.

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BayPath Elder Services, Inc

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.

Avidia Bank

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.