Jan 14, 2022

The ability to create, express, and focus on our thoughts brings us a sense of inner peace.  For those living with a Dementia diagnosis, there are far more life stressors than calming moments in their day, so providing creative avenues of expression should be part of their daily care plan. Creat...

Dec 15, 2021

Supporting the “rhythm of life” for those living with a memory impairment should be considered a vital part of their care plan.  What is the rhythm of life?  It is a routine sense of familiarity of our days and life happenings, including: Morning, afternoon, and night routines Social e...

Nov 21, 2021

Smiling friends

One of the most rewarding benefits of owning a senior care business is providing respite and support to our client’s family caregivers.  A caregiver's life revolves around the loved one they are advocating for; they are often alone and unsure of how to navigate the path of their caregiving journe...

Aug 31, 2021

Topic: Continuing friendships after a diagnosis Because of the stigma and uncertainty of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, friendships and close relationships are often fractured. This can be true for the individual who receives the diagnosis and their family caregivers....

Mar 09, 2021

We are all familiar with employee benefits that assist families of young children with day care and flexible work schedules to allow parents to effectively balance their work and childrearing responsibilities.  But what about those employees that are caring for an aging family member? Studies su...

Dec 21, 2020

Caregivers of those with a Dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis have been hard hit with challenges in care during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Mask wearing compliance is top on that challenge list. Having a cognitive impairment that effects memory and reasoning, such as Alzheimer’s makes safety comp...

Nov 30, 2020

Natick, Mass. - (November 30, 2020) - The Elder-Well® Adult Day Program, a new social model adult day franchise program, recently commemorated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Representatives from the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, Natick Center Cultural District and Elder-Well wer...

Nov 23, 2020

Caregiving during the holidays often brings added stress and disappointment to a family caregiver and the 2020 holiday season will be even more difficult to manage. Family caregivers already taxed from the fear and isolating effects of Covid-19 are in real danger of a wellness crisis.  Reaching ...

Oct 30, 2020

This blog was originally published on Caregiving MetroWest on November 3, 2020. We know that caregiving takes a toll on caregivers. It’s stressful; it’s challenging; it’s a full-time job. So what’s a caregiver to do when she’s working full-time and managing a home, her children and ol...

Sep 14, 2020

In September we celebrate Grandparents day, but did you know that September is National Intergenerational month?  This designation offers us a time to bring old and young together in a positive way and celebrate each generation. Elder-Well® programs honor the need for our seniors to connect wit...