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Are you a Caregiver? - Welcome Video

Caregiving Tip of the Month

What would you do with 15 minutes?

  • Make a list of activities you can do when you have free time (15 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 1 day).
  • Having a list of these "free time activities" ready and available means you will be able to go straight to the list and pick one or two of your favorite activities when you have a moment for yourself! Pick at least one activity to do a week.
 

Latest News

An Act authorizing the disclosure of medical information to certain designated caregivers is now law in Massachusetts. The law provides support to caregivers whose family members are leaving the hospital. The hospital will notify the caregiver when their family member is to be discharged and explain and demonstrate medical tasks that the caregiver will need to perform at home.

For more information on policy updates, research and caregiving in the news visit the Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program newsletter.

Caregiving: You’re Not Alone

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." – Rosalynn Carter
43.5 million Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months [1].
15.7 million About 15.7 million adult family caregivers care for someone who have a dementia-related disorder [2].

Programs and Services for Caregivers

Family Caregiver Support Program 

Are you caring for an older family member? Are you a grandparent (55+) caring for a grandchild? Or a relative (55+) caring for an individual with a disability? The Family Caregiver Support Program may be able to help you. Find out more by calling (800) 243-4636 and asking to speak with a Caregiver Specialist.

This program can help you care for a member of your family. A Caregiver Specialist will create a plan and give you tips and support.

Hiring In-Home Help and Support

Family caregivers cannot do everything all the time and may want to consider hiring someone to help. Finding the right person to help your family member can be complicated and the safety of your family member should be the top priority. 

Technology for Caregivers

Technology has changed a lot over the years and is becoming useful in ways we never could have imagined. Today, there are many tools that can help family caregivers and their families. These include websites, apps, sensors, devices and digital health platforms. Technology helps caregivers find what they need, stay organized, and connect with others. It also helps older adults and those living with disabilities stay independent.

Caregiving Information for Workplaces

Caregiving information for workplaces

Caregivers often balance multiple roles and responsibilities. Learn more about how employers can support caregivers in the workplace. 

Sources

[1]National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.

[2]Alzheimer's Association. (2015). 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.

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