A perfect spot to sit and relax alongside the stone bridge at South Natick Dam/Photo by Douglas Flynn.

Information on all aspects of caregiving

Caregiving is a complex and demanding undertaking. There are many elements involved in the caregiving role, and we’ve assembled some helpful information on a variety of areas of importance to caregivers.

Feel free to browse the various subsections and return often. New content will be frequently added to each area as Caregiving MetroWest grows in the coming years.

Council on Aging

Family Caregiver Support Program

Support for family caregivers was formally written into law as part of the Older American’s Act Amendments of 2000. As of the 2006 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the following specific populations of family caregivers are eligible to receive services:
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older, or care to individuals of any age with a form of dementia.
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under the age of 18; or care to adults with with disabilities age 18-59.

Learn more about our program, who is eligible, and where to find support. 

Guide to Caregiving

Learn what to expect over the course of your caregiving journey with guidance to help you along the way.

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Skill Building for Caregivers

Learn how to build the skills necessary to take care of your loved one and yourself.

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Health Conditions

Get information about some of the most common health conditions your care recipient could be dealing with and the resources in MetroWest to help you with that care.

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Financial & Legal Information

Get insight about the financial and legal issues you may encounter as a caregiver.
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Government Agencies & Programs

Find out about the various agencies and programs that offer benefits to your care recipient or can assist you in your caregiving role.
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Home Health & Safety

Learn about what you can do to make your care recipient’s living environment safer and help extend their ability to stay in their own home.
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