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November 2022 | Issue 23
  • Veteran's Day is Friday, Nov 11th and ABC is open!

  • Aid & Attendance Benefits for Veterans (and their spouses)

  • Helpful Caregiver Resources

  • How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

  • Get your Tickets for MVES' Bellyful of Laughs Event - 1/28/23
What Our Clients Are Saying...

"When I was going in for a hip surgery, I remember thinking...what am I going to do? I am so thankful I heard of ABC and gave them a call. The care I was getting was only supposed to be temporary but I now have regular services because I see the value in having someone help me do the things I was no longer able to do myself with ease."

Gertrude O.
Veteran's Day 2022
ABC Home Healthcare Professionals will be open on Friday, November 11th
Happy Veteran's Day and Thank You to Those Who Have Served
Friday, November 11th, is Veteran's Day and it couldn't be a more fitting time to say thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country to fiercely protect the liberties we enjoy today.

To all of our clients, workers and healthcare partners who have served, we thank you and hope you are recognized today and every day for your service!
Make the Benefits You Earned Work for YOU
You served our country, now let our country serve you!

VA Aid and Attendance benefits provide a monthly stipend to help cover at-home care costs for qualified veterans and, potentially, their spouses.

Speak with your local Veterans Services Officer (VSO) to learn more!

November, A Time to Celebrate Caregivers
Celebrating all of the selfless family caregivers this month...
and our professional caregivers too!
According to the Caregiving in the US 2020 report published by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute, 53 million Americans are providing unpaid care for relatives and friends. These staggering numbers only continue to rise so, for those of you caring for loved ones, you are not alone (even though sometimes it might feel like it).

Some positive messages of encouragement for all of the family caregivers and professional caregivers out there are:

"Thank you" might not be something that is always said but understand you are making a positive difference in someone's life by caring for them

You are strong - never doubt yourself or your capabilities

It is more than OK to ask for help

We see you, we understand you and we are here for you

One of the hardest parts about being a caregiver for your loved one(s) is that it can change the nature of your relationship and can often make it more complex. While it is a rewarding experience to care for someone you love, caregiving can cause burnout especially if one doesn’t have the right resources and support.

How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout
The saying goes "take care of yourself first" but how are you supposed to do this when your loved one requires your help?

Being a family caregiver is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have and it can have many physical and emotional effects.

When it comes to being successful at caregiving, it really comes down to balance- balancing your needs and your loved one's so that you aren't forgetting about the most important person...YOU!

Services, Celebrations and More!
Save the Date for MVES' Bellyful of Laughs Event on 1/28/2023
It's almost that time again...time for Mystic Valley Elder Services' Premier Fundraising "Bellyful of Laughs" Event!

ABC is proud to, once again, be the lead sponsor for one of the most successful fundraising events for the MVES organization. The Bellyful of Laughs Event is one of the annual fundraisers that helps raise money for unfunded and underfunded programs and services for elders in need.
Pictured here is ABC's Michelle McNall (Business Development Manager) dressed up as a snowman at last year's Winterfest Event in Reading, MA
Get Involved in Your Community
You probably don't need another reminder that the holidays are upon us BUT here we are at the start of the holiday season and this is the perfect time for you to get more involved with your community (if you want to)!

Pay attention to advertised events in your local newspaper, visit your city/town's website or check out your city/town's Chamber of Commerce website for a list of FREE upcoming community events for you to enjoy!

Community events are a perfect way to get you out of the house and give you an opportunity to connect with people- new and old friends!