Resources available for those providing elderly care

The MA Gov blog shares lots of helpful info. A recent post covers caring for elders.

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), more than 65 million Americans act as unpaid caregivers for a family member, and the average age of an adult who receives assistance is 69 years old. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (ELD), primarily through the Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program, provides resources to enhance the quality of life for both caregivers and their elderly loved ones.

The posting goes on to provide a list of tips and resources. You can find them here

Did you know that the Franklin Senior Center offers an in-home respite program for companion caregivers? The program was introduced early in 2014 and modified in the fall to provide better coverage.

You can find out about the program with this PDF file from the Senior Center

You can find more about the program by contacting the Senior Center directly.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the support requirements. Ask for help!

Franklin Senior Center is full of resources
Franklin Senior Center is full of resources!