Caregiver Training

5 tips for helping family caregivers manage medications

As we know, caregiving is a fulltime job that often requires coordinating many moving pieces. Medication is usually a key part of that picture, and it often falls on caregivers to ensure that things stay on track. Roughly 83 percent of Americans take at least one medication daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control… Continue Reading 5 tips for helping family caregivers manage medications

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How solid is your family caregiver emergency planning?

Caregivers lead busy lives. It’s often a challenge just to keep up with day-to-day obligations. But family caregiver emergency planning is important, and something that should always be kept up-to-date. Emergencies happen, and a crisis is not the best time to figure things out. A good emergency plan can save time and worry, and help… Continue Reading How solid is your family caregiver emergency planning?

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Don’t Procrastinate on Developing a Caregiver Backup Plan

Providing in-home care for someone who needs daily assistance is a major commitment. It’s not something people enter into lightly— and for that reason, it’s important for a caregiver to have a backup plan ready before it’s needed. I recently spoke to a fellow social worker who saw the importance of a backup plan firsthand… Continue Reading Don’t Procrastinate on Developing a Caregiver Backup Plan

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Caregiving can be overwhelming–know when to ask for help

Over time, the demands of caregiving can start to feel overwhelming and become more than you can handle by yourself – especially as more and more of your time and energy is used up navigating the healthcare system, finding resources or figuring out how to meet someone else’s personal and medical needs. You don’t have… Continue Reading Caregiving can be overwhelming–know when to ask for help

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Know the Basics of Proper Body Mechanics

Monthly training is one of the many ways that Adult Family Care (AFC) supports family caregivers. This month AFC is providing information about the basics of proper body mechanics.  AFC is an Adult Foster Care program, which provides compensation, training, and respite for caregivers across much of the Greater Boston Area. Call 617-628-2601 or click… Continue Reading Know the Basics of Proper Body Mechanics

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