Caregiver Training Workshops

Providing Support to Family Caregivers

Our Family Caregiver Support Program provides everything a family caregiver needs in one place.
Family Caregiver Support Program
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BayPath serves the following communities:

Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, 
Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.
The program is for anyone who is:

  • Caring for an adult at least 60 years of age
  • Caring for any person with Alzheimer’s disease
  • A grandparent or relative (not a parent) aged 55 or older caring for grandchildren under the age of 18​
  • Any relative aged 55 or older caring for adults with a disabilities aged 18-59
We can assist you or connect you to:

  • Elder law attorneys
  • Caregiving tips and strategies
  • Stress Management / Caregiver wellness
  • Home safety training/modification
  • Mental Health resources
  • Respite Care
  • Family Mediation
  • Long term planning
  • Information on housing options
  • Support groups
  • Adult Day Health Programs
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Geriatricians and Specialists
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Training to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (of any age)
The Family Caregiver Support Program is funded by the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and Title III of the Older Americans Act. Because federal funding is being used, we provide participants with an opportunity to make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this service. Voluntary donations are put directly into program enhancement, allowing for the expansion of services. Whether or not a participant makes a voluntary donation in no way informs or influences this service delivery.

For More Information
Donna Murray at 508-573-7239 
-or- call 508-573-7200 and ask to speak with our Caregiver Specialist

or visit us at
 www.caregivingmetrowest.org

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The Family Caregiver Support Program is a no-cost service that provides in-person support to help caregivers address their specific caregiving needs. A highly-trained caregiver specialist will work with you one-on-one to offer guidance and support with the extra time and attention you deserve.
The Family Caregiver Support Program provides:

  • One-on-one consultation to assess needs, identify options and provide referrals to community services
  • Educational Powerful Tools for Caregivers and Savvy Caregiver classes
  • Information about community resources and services
  • Assistance gaining access to services
  • Individual supportive counseling
  • Follow-up contact as needed
CaregivingMetroWest.org is a free website devoted to caregivers of elders. Caring for a loved one can be complex and demanding, and the undertaking often leaves the caregiver feeling exhausted and isolated. Our interactive website is designed to provide easy access to the information, resources and support you need, in your home.
Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild?

Our caregiver specialist can help you by providing individual support and counseling, helping you to understand the emotions you are experiencing, cope with the stress of the situation and develop an effective care plan. We can also provide information and help connect you to resources for the following:

  • Childcare and school programs
  • Healthcare and health insurance
  • Financial issues and public assistance
  • Legal services and referrals
  • Safety inside and outside of the home
  • Support groups and stress management

While providing care and comfort to a loved one can be rewarding, caregiving is also a challenging endeavor. Family caregivers are thrust into roles in which they lack familiarity, experience or training, all while upending their own lives and schedules. Caregivers can find themselves suddenly serving as nurses, chefs, chauffeurs, financial advisers, and dozens of other roles to help their loved ones through an illness or chronic condition. But learning how to do some of the specialized tasks asked of them, while also figuring out how to balance those duties with the demands of their own lives to avoid becoming overcome by stress and burning out takes some help. Fortunately, there are educational programs that can help family caregivers learn to better take care of both their loved ones and themselves.
CaregivingMetroWest.org provides a toolbox of information such as:

  • Clickable map for resources in your community
  • Guide to understanding all aspects and stages of your caregiving journey
  • Blog of in-depth articles and community news
  • Home health safety advice
  • Information on common health conditions
  • Financial and legal resources
  • Help understanding government programs
  • "Wellness Wall" of advice and tips
“The individual topics are exactly what caregivers deal with and [the class] leaders are so knowledgeable,” wrote one respondent. “I’m more equipped to take specific actions. It prompted me to initiate [getting] respite for myself and [to hold] another family meeting.”
"This has been a wonderful opportunity, a chance to learn and ask questions," wrote one participant in the post-workshop survey. "Thank you for making this program available. The manual is a good tool that can be shared with other family members. ... I try to process 'my challenging times' with my mom through her eyes, understanding what life is like for her right now."
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Savvy Caregiver

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free, six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a person with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.

While this workshop also includes strategies and resources to help family caregivers care for themselves, unlike Powerful Tools for Caregivers the Savvy Caregiver program focuses primarily on helping the caregiver deliver the best possible care to their loved one.

Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need the skills and knowledge that helps them to also care for themselves. This workshop will help you become an expert in caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias by helping you understand the impact of dementia on both of you and then provide you with the skills you need to manage daily life.

BayPath Healthy Living Program Coordinator Renee D'Argento has been trained and certified Savvy Caregiver trainer.
You can contact Caregiver Specialist Donna Murray using the "email link" or by calling 508-573-7239.

For More Information on our
 Family Caregiving Program 
Contact:

Donna Murray 
508-572-7239 
dmurray@baypath.org




For Resources to 
support the family caregiver and the care recipient 
visit  www.caregivingmetrowest.org
CaregivingMetroWest.org is a program of BayPath Elder Services
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. is a member of the MetroWest Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (MWADRC), a partnership with HESSCO and the MetroWest Center for Independent Living
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and its programs are funded in whole or in part by contracts with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, funds from the Older Americans Act, and by donations and grants from businesses, foundations and individuals. 
33 Boston Post Road West - Marlborough, MA 01752      508-573-7200
BayPath
Elder Services, Inc.
What participants had to say:

Active and Upcoming Programs.
November 2020

SAVVY CAREGIVER

DATES: Now Accepting Registration for classes
Dates to be confirmed once a minimum # or participants is met

DURATION: FREE 6-week workshop + Intro session

DELIVERY METHOD: Online workshop via Zoom

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