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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. 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. 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 the month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St. Hosted by Eleanor O'Neal, Family Caregiver Specialist from South Shore Elder Services. Please call 617-376-1506 if you would like to attend.

Boston Senior Home Care
Programs and support services to those acting as 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. 

ONLINE

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

Caregiver Support
The Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program offers caregivers assistance and support to ease the strain and reduce the challenges of caregiving.

Care Conversations
A blog that aims to provide readers with insight into the care planning process, hear personal accounts of various care experiences, and get the conversation started about long-term care.

Basic Caregiver Toolkit
A few ideas to help make your caregiving experience as seamless as possible. 

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.


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