Take a look at the Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) post, "The Ultimate Caregiver's Toolkit" for some valuable resources related to caring for an aging parent or a person with disabilities, These tools and tips help you to manage your caregiving role to support your family and loved ones.
For regular senior and caregivers resources do join our Facebook group. This is a forum, a place to ask questions, get answers, share best practices, and be supportive of each other as we help our parents age with dignity. If you know anyone who could benefit from a support group of this nature feel free to refer them to this Facebook group.
Palliative Care is specialized medical care for individuals living with serious illness, at any age and any stage. It’s care that focuses on reliving the pain, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness, and can improve a person’s quality of life. It also offers support to a patient's families and caregivers.
Councils on Aging are the 350 municipal agencies that provide local outreach, social and health services, advocacy, information and referral for older adults, their families and caregivers.
This State of Mass. program can help you care for a member of your family. A Caregiver Specialist will create a plan and give you tips and support.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for retirees age 65 or older and people with disabilities. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital care, some skilled nursing facility care and hospice care. Medicare Part B covers physician care, diagnostic x-rays and lab tests, and durable medical equipment. Medicare Part D is a federal prescription drug program.
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