Wellist’s search to provide the best-in-class services to patients has brought us in contact with Caregiving MetroWest, an online infocenter funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation and is a program of BayPath Elder Services, Inc., Caregiving MetroWest provides caregiving information and guidelines for the whole family so they have the best tools possible to care for their loved one.
As cancer survivors and their loved ones know, patients and families undergo the journey of a chronic illness together. The importance of support of loved ones in the care and support of a patient cannot be understated.
However, being a caregiver can be a complicated and overwhelming endeavor. Caregiving MetroWest aims to simplify this process by providing information and guidelines for a variety of different situations caregivers may find themselves in. The organization is guided by the principles of “information,” “connection,” and “community” and lives up these tenets by providing hundreds of different types of support for caregivers in the MetroWest region and beyond.
Caregiving MetroWest features a comprehensive “Guide to Caregiving,” which includes practical support, such as step-by-step instructions on how to administer medications, and emotional advice, reminding caregivers to do what they can and accept what they cannot. It also features guides for financial and legal planning, and definitions of medical terms that might be new for those facing a recent diagnosis.
This is such an incredible resource for those of us in the Boston area, and we wholeheartedly recommend Caregiving MetroWest as a comprehensive caregiving guide and an excellent supplement to Wellist’s services. You can find them at http://www.caregivingmetrowest.org/