Director's Corner

Author: Single Source

Seasonal Sadness

Dog in the Snow

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depression that occurs in people at the same time each year–usually in winter, hence the nickname “winter blues.” It became an official diagnosis in 1984 when Dr. Norman Rosenthal of the National Institute for Mental Health published a study that started with a man named Herb Kern. Herb was […]

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Respite Care

We always receive a lot of respite requests toward the end of the year, especially in December. And, every year we remind our families to use and report their respite days accurately so that both the caregiver and the qualified alternative caregiver are paid properly. As we all know, MassHealth is precise in its definitions […]

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Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Adult Foster Care of the North Shore, we wish all our clients, caregivers and their families a safe and wonderful holiday season.

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Home Lab Testing

Did you know that the home testing section of many local pharmacy chains now has over-the-counter tests for all sorts of things including thyroid function, HIV, drugs, COVID-19, food sensitivities, sexually transmitted diseases, colon cancer, cholesterol levels, paternity and more? The tests are done on either saliva, urine, blood (finger prick), stool or hair, depending […]

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Autism Eats is Back!

We last wrote about Autism Eats in 2016, and they’re back! Lenard and Delphine Zohn used to enjoy going out to eat. When their son Adin (now 16 years old) came along, they began to understand how hard it was to eat in a restaurant with a person with autism. “It’s not easy to take […]

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