May 25

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Springwell’s In Home Services Care Advisors Adapt Amidst Pandemic Challenges

After a year of non-stop work to make sure each person receiving home care services had their needs met safely despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are taking a moment to recognize the efforts of our resilient Care Advisors. Liz Stern, Springwell’s Case Management Program Manager, shared that during the past year in addition […]

Feb 10

The Burden and Stress of Caregiving- Don’t go it alone!

GlobeDocs, a Boston Globe documentary film community with monthly screenings, conversations with filmmakers, and an annual film festival, recently screened and discussed the short film, Caregiver: A Love Story, produced and directed by palliative care physician, Dr. Jessica Zitter. The film shares the story of one man, Rick, struggling to care for his dying wife, [...]

Jan 19

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Help Debra Find a Kidney

Many of the people Springwell serves have chronic health conditions which can present unique challenges to our work with them to face the challenges that come with aging. Our Care Advisors meet each person where they are and develop a personalized approach to help them achieve their goals. Debra began receiving in-home help services from […]

Nov 11

Korean War veteran kneeling on left during Korean War service and on right in 2020

A Veteran who came home to take care of other veterans

At 92, Robert is an older veteran that we thank today along with all veterans for their military service. In 1950, Robert joined the Army and was deployed for almost three years in the Korean War. He served as an ammunitions guard in an area near Busan, South Korea protecting the ammunition from any potential […]

Oct 28

Common Sense and Community During the Pandemic

At age 109, Herlda reports that she has been doing “all right” during the pandemic. Early on, she stayed home enjoying television (especially movies with cowboys) and talking with nieces and nephews on the phone. Herlda stays safe and comfortable in her home with the help of Springwell homecare services and a personal emergency response [...]

Mar 10

Home care Manager with senior citizen, Lea and her daughter

A Partnership that Works

Lea loves her in-home care workers. Her dedicated daughter Barbara is grateful for help that makes her busy life possible. Springwell coordinates it all. At 92, Lea has been blind for three years and has found adjusting to her loss of vision challenging. She spent much of her active adult life as a pharmacist, a […]

Mar 05

Two women smiling at each other on a couch

Ava and George: The Value of a Good Plan

Ava sits comfortably in her living room looking out her picture window at the birds, surrounded by beautiful furniture, some of which she has designed. She knows she is still able to enjoy her home and this view because of the careful planning and preparation she and her husband George did before challenges of health […]

Dec 19

A picture of Ana in her living room

A Place to Call Home

Ana is a friendly, optimistic woman with a heartwarming smile and bright eyes. But even Ana got discouraged when chronic health challenges landed her in a nursing home after a hospital stay for an urgent medical condition. Her chronic issues don’t require nursing home care but do make some help necessary for her to live [...]

Dec 10

Community Transitions Staff Member

It’s so good to be home

No one hopes to live in a nursing home, but sometimes circumstances result in the need for a skilled care facility. The quandary then becomes whether the move will be permanent or a steppingstone back to a home environment. James moved to a skilled nursing facility from a group home he loved due to a [...]

Sep 09

National Good Neighbor Day: Springwell Stories

Are there people in your neighborhood who have lived nearby for years but you haven’t had the opportunity to get to know? Everyone has an interesting story about their journey through life. At Springwell, each year we have the opportunity to hear thousands of stories, and as National Good Neighbor Day (September 28th) approaches, we [...]