Advanced Directives/Health Care Proxies
The Social Service Assistant is available to provide Health Care Proxies free of charge. They are available in other languages such as: Spanish, Portuguese-European & Brazillian, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, Lao, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Hmong. For more information contact the Department Assistant.
Caregiver's Support Group
The Caregiver's Support group is for the caregivers of Alzheimer patients. This support group is co-lead by the Geriatric Psychiatric Unit & Social Service Department. Leaders consist of a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
The group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 2pm in the OBS conference room. Offered free of charge. For more information contact Ann Fenlason, LICSW at 978-630-6349.
Schwartz Center Rounds (Caregiver Rounds for Healthcare)
Schwartz Center Rounds is a caregiver support group, for hospital staff, sponsored by The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center. For more information about the program at Heywood Hospital contact Barbara Nealon at Barbara.Nealon@heywood.org or by calling (978) 630-6386. For more information on The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center visit their www.schwartzcenter.org