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COVID Vaccinations: Do What Is Right For You

As the country continues to deal with COVID-19 and its variants, I want to share my perspective. First, I want to be clear that if you fall into a high-risk category due to existing medical issues such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, chronic lung disease, sickle cell disease or are in some way immunocompromised, I encourage […]

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Sharing The Love: Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards for Seniors

Adult Foster Care of the North Shore teamed up with SeniorCare, Inc., again this year with piles of homemade Valentine’s Day cards and goody bags that were delivered with Meals on Wheels to 220 seniors in Gloucester, Manchester, Essex, Ipswich and Hamilton on Valentine’s Day. The cards and greetings were handmade by local youngsters.

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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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