Apr 20

wife and husband, Debbie and Robert at home supported by Elder Independence fund

Elder Independence Fund: Filling in the Gaps

Robert and Debbie were enjoying their careers, their hobby of swing dancing, and long walks together, when Robert suffered a stroke in 2012. For months, Debbie worried because she had no idea how she would take care of him when he came home from the hospital. Debbie’s first contact with Springwell was with our Caregiver […]

Mar 27

Taking the Mystery Out of Hospice Care & Palliative Care

Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW of Care Dimensions visited Springwell to teach a continuing education program for staff about hospice care and palliative care. Crowe kicked off the program by asking what the terms hospice and palliative care mean because she said there are many misconceptions about both words. Hospice care is a philosophy of care [...]

Jul 02

Special Delivery: More than a Meal

Beverly looks forward to greeting Chi Wong, a Springwell Home Delivered Meals driver each weekday around noon. Chi delivers a nutritious meal to Beverly who finds it difficult to buy groceries and cook for herself. Beverly lives in the Watertown home that she and her husband, Stuart, bought over 60 years ago. Beverly’s career as […]

Apr 17

MA Home Care Program Advisor with woman who receives services

Making a Difference – the Role of a Springwell Care Advisor

Whether you are a caregiver assisting a loved one or a recipient of services yourself, your relationship with a Care Advisor is an invaluable gateway to having your needs met in the way that you want them to be met. Jo White, Director of Health Partnerships and a long time Springwell employee began her career […]

Feb 13

No Place Like Home

Greta and John Merchant bought their Needham house over 60 years ago when they first moved to the United States. As they faced some of the health issues of aging, it was important to them to stay together in the comfort of their beloved home. They shared this sentiment with their daughter, Sandra and her [...]

May 01

This May, Springwell will help you honor your mother

This spring, Springwell is once again enlisting our community in supporting the seniors we serve while also providing a way for donors to honor and celebrate the mothers in their lives. If you were to draw a composite of the typical person who receives services from Springwell, she would be an 80-year-old woman living by [...]

Mar 06

Making the Impossible Possible

In December of 2008, it seemed impossible that 83-year old Jeanne would ever return to the home she loved. A bad fall months earlier sent her first to the hospital and then to a rehabilitation facility. Though long-term symptoms of post-polio syndrome meant Jeanne used a wheelchair, she had managed independently for years and was […]

Jan 09

Springwell Featured in The Atlantic

Springwell is honored to be featured in an ongoing photo series being hosted by The Atlantic.  The series, called “Americans at Work” is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and launched on December 10th. The essay featuring Springwell, “Caring for Our Elders,” was published on Saturday, January 7, 2017, and shows the work that Springwell does to help […]

Dec 06

Why Long-Distance Caregivers Seek Professional Help

During the holiday season families and friends visit aging loved ones. Frequently this is the time when they discover troubling changes in the health, behavior, or physical appearance of their family member. Many will discover their aging loved one now needs more help or attention. Springwell’s Private Geriatric Care Management Program offers a below-market rate [...]

Oct 11

Help Shape Senior Services in Your Community

Are you a senior or a caregiver living Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, or Weston, MA? Do you have the services you need to remain living in your home for as long as you like? Could you, or a senior you know, benefit from new types of services? Then please consider taking our […]