Events for Elders, Family Members, and Professional Caregivers

Understanding MOLST—Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
Advanced directives that can be complicated to understand. Dr. Rachel Broudy, Medical Director of Mercy LIFE, discusses MOLST and how it differs from a healthcare proxy and answers some frequently asked questions.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
: Mercy LIFE, 2112 Riverdale Street, Suite 1 West Springfield
Registration is required. For convenient online registration, visit our calendar at or call 413-748-9770. ==================================================
Free Workshop Series for Caregivers
The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers, presented by Greater Springfield Senior Services. Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer's or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves. Become an expert in Caregiving Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for. Savvy Caregiver will help you:
Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for.
Learn the skills you need to manage daily life.
Take control and set goals.
Communicate more effectively.
Strengthen family resources.
Feel better about your caregiving.
Take care of you!
Classes Conducted by GSSSI Elder Care Advisors: Brenda Labbe and Anna Wilkinson
WHEN Thursday afternoons through June 1, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Greater Springfield Senior Services, 66 Industry Avenue, Springfield. Call 781-8800, extension 306.

More Resources
Click to Download and Print Out PDF: Activities at Home
Medicaid eligibility figures for 2017
Home care programs paid by Medicaid
Planning to avoid antipsychotic medications
Ways to help memory loss patients

Bibliography for Elder Law AttorneysClick to read Elder Law Report ArticleClick to order Learning to Speak Alzheimer's from your local library
Antipsychotics and Dementia: What attorneys and geriatric advocates need to know about the (over) use of antipsychotic medications with memory loss residents in a facility setting. March, 2016 Seminar


My 91 yr old husband with vascular dementia and incontinence has become aggressive (attempts to grab, threats of breaking and biting) when we try to change and clean him.