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CAREGIVING CHRONICLES

Information and resources that support your role in caring for a loved one.

Caregiving Issues General TIP OF THE MONTH

Caregiving Tip of the Month

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Sometimes holidays add pressure. But, breaking tradition can yield positive results, especially for a busy Family Caregiver.

General Technology TIP OF THE MONTH

A 21st Century gift for a 20th Century loved one

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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!

Caregiving Issues General Health Conditions Local Resources TIP OF THE MONTH

Caregiving Tip of the Month: Understanding Caregiver Burnout vs. Compassion Fatigue

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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.

Caregiving Issues General TIP OF THE MONTH

Things to do while stuck inside during the pandemic

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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.

Caregiving Issues Community Events General Health Conditions Local Resources TIP OF THE MONTH

Massachusetts Caregiver/Companion COVID-19 Vaccine Program

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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.

Caregiving Issues General TIP OF THE MONTH

Need help understanding what is and is not covered under Medicare?

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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.

BAYPATH Caregiving Issues General SPOTLIGHT TIP OF THE MONTH

MANAGING YOUR BUDGET IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

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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!

Caregiving Issues General Health Conditions TIP OF THE MONTH

Staying healthy during Summer

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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.

Caregiving Issues General Health Conditions National Health Observances TIP OF THE MONTH

August is Vaccine Awareness Month

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As a family caregiver, you are in a position of guiding a loved one to make informed health decisions. As such, you need to learn about health risks for older adults. This post shares factual information on the benefits of vaccinations and the common ones most older adults should consider receiving.

Caregiving Issues General Health Conditions TIP OF THE MONTH

Helping someone with Alzheimer’s stay active. Tips from the NIA

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Activity helps someone with Alzheimer`s disease feel better, but getting someone to exercise is another matter. The National Institute on Aging shares tips on how to help someone with Alzheimer’s stay active.