The Companion Caregiver Program at the Franklin Senior Center recently received an award from the Massachusetts Council on Aging for "innovative program". The award ceremony was on June 6 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham.
The program offers in home full time caregivers respite for 2-4 hours per week if they are caring for someone 60 years of age or older with Dementia or a major medical illness. There is NO restriction on age of caregiver to be eligible for the program.
The cost of the program is between $8 and $12 per hour depending upon household income. This cost is at least $8 below current market rate.
Our companions provide socialization and stimulation for the recipient of care in the home setting. The companions are trained in Dementia and Elder Care, cultural competency, CPR and first aid, and fall risk.
We tailor activities with the recipient based on our review of their interests.
For more information please feel free to contact Elaine Owens at the Franklin Senior Center. the number is 508-520-4945.
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