Fairview Commons to Host Presentation on Caregiving Resources

GREAT BARRINGTON — The AARP estimates that one-quarter of American households contain someone caring for an older relative or friend while at the same time supporting their own children, working and building a career. Given all of these responsibilities, stress is inevitable.

HospiceCare in the Berkshires will present “Squished: Life in the Sandwich Generation” on March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 151 Christian Hill Road. The event is free and open to the community, and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Cara Holcomb at (413) 528-4560 by March 5.

The program will explore the scope of caregiving and discuss community resources to best prepare for issues that may arise.

Speaker Erin Sullivan, HCIB community relations manager, will provide support and resources for those who are caring for elder family members while also raising children. Her expertise is in working with patients, families, and community members to improve the patient experience.

HospiceCare in The Berkshires is a nonprofit organization with more than 30 years experience providing compassionate end-of-life care. Services include ensuring patient comfort, managing symptoms, providing personal care and companionship, respite care, and end-of-life planning. HospiceCare in the Berkshires also offers counseling services to help anyone in the community through the grieving process.

Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a nonprofit organization that has been caring for people in the Great Barrington area since 1976. Fairview Commons provides personalized short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled-nursing care, respite care, and adult day health in a warm, homelike setting. Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care.

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