Caregiving

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Caregiver Resources

IN OR NEAR QUINCY

Are You O.K.? Program
Seniors may sign up to receive a phone call a day, every day, from the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office. This service allows seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle at home while reassuring family, friends and caregivers. Subscribe permanently or for brief periods, such as after a hospital stay. This service is free and requires no special equipment or codes. For more information, call 1-866-900-RUOK (7865).

Family Caregiver Support Program
Anyone over the age of 60 or anyone caring for someone over the age of 60 can call and get support and advice free of charge from South Shore Elder Services. In-home visits and assessments can be scheduled if needed to assist in the development of care plans, crisis intervention, or just to provide information and direction.tree, 781-848-3910. Call for 781-848-3910 for services and a list of support groups in your area.

General Caregiver Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St. Hosted by Eleanor O'Neil, Family Caregiver Specialist from South Shore Elder Services. Please call 617-376-1245 for more information.

Caregiver Alliance
This collaborative of Suffolk County service providers offers a variety of support groups for caregivers in the Boston area, including a group for GLBT caregivers.

Caregiver Homes
With the help of Caregiver Homes of Massachusetts' community-based care program, families are able to provide high quality, 24-hour in-home care for elders and disabled adults in need of physical care and assistance. We also make it possible for you, as a family member or friend, to become the primary in-home caregiver and get paid a stipend - up to $18,000 according to Adult Foster Care regulations - for your time and commitment.

10 Essential Tools of Caregiving
Check out this library DVD for tools to help you better care for your loved one--and for yourself.

ONLINE

AARP Guide to Caregiving
A great deal of information for both elders and caregivers, plus links to other websites.

CareCalls
A fee-based service that allows automatic calls to check on family members and send medication reminders.

Caregiverstress.com
A resource for caregivers with informative and helpful advice, articles, tips and more.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Resources on specific health issues as well as information on caregiving.

FiftyPlus New England Caregiver Directory
Includes 25 categories of service providers, including adult day care, councils on aging, home care, senior meal sites, home medical supplies, and more.

Lotsa Helping Hands
A free service that allows family caregivers and volunteers to coordinate tasks such as organizing meals, appointments, and transportation using an online calendar.

Massachusetts Alzheimer's Association
Caregiving tips, respite care options, support groups, and services available in your community.

National Family Caregiver Association
A grass roots organization that unites caregivers across the U.S.

Children of Aging Parents
Supports caregivers of the elder with information, support groups, and educational materials for caregivers.


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