Latest Caregiver Blogs


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Dealing with the care of a parent

Q: When my father got sick, he rapidly deteriorated and pleaded with me to take care of my mother if he died. After his death, I hired in-home care for my mother and helped as much as possible. This arrangement

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Adult care services available for working families

Q: I have been working from home for the last several months, and in addition to my job responsibilities, my elderly mother who has dementia moved in with us. To compound things, my two teenagers must complete the school year

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Technology Can Help Make Connections for Isolated Seniors

Q: My sister and I are concerned about our elderly mother who has become very isolated due to the pandemic. She was previously active at her local Senior Center and volunteered at a church food pantry. We both call her

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Bellmont

After six months of retirement, Steve Bellmont, of Lynnfield, had a desire to continue contributing to a cause. He discovered our friendly visitor/shopper program and thought it would be a good match for his skills and interests. Five years later,

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What should I do if I suspect elder abuse?

Q: We have lived next door to a sociable, elderly widowed woman for several years. Her son recently moved in with her after losing his job. Since that time, none of us neighbors have seen her, and we’ve heard loud

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Get help selecting a Medicare plan

Q: My husband and I are both retiring in the next few months after reaching our full retirement age for Social Security. We can’t keep the health insurance we have through our employers, but we haven’t been able to agree