Paying For Respite Care

In today’s challenging economy, you may think respite services are unattainable.   However, thinking creatively can uncover valuable resources: Ask local retirement groups for volunteers to sit with your loved one while you take a walk, watch a movie, or complete an...

Selecting Respite Care Services and Providers

When you devote so much love and energy to caregiving, it may be difficult to entrust your family member to strangers.   Whether you engage a provider directly or work through an agency, you can allay your fears by conducting some basic research. Using independent...

What Makes Dodge Park Great?

Dodge Park Rest Home, located in Worcester, MA, is pleased to continue its tradition of service to the community since 1967. What makes a company great? There has to be a vision, of course, but what keeps that purpose moving forward? It is the people. People bring...

Out-of-Home Respite Care Programs

As our aging population grows, this range of private and non-profit respite programs continues to expand: Adult day centers are designed for older adults who can no longer manage independently, or who are isolated and lonely. Planned activities promote well-being...

In-home Respite Care Around Worcester

In-home respite care services can be provided by volunteer or paid help, occasionally or on a regular basis. Services may last from a few hours to overnight, and may be arranged directly or through an agency. This popular respite choice enables individuals to remain...

Caregiving conflict – caring for the caregivers

There is truth in the statement, “You can never make everyone happy.” If the person you can’t seem to satisfy is the older adult you care about or sibling caregivers, remember that your priority is to take care of yourself (satisfy) yourself first. This may sound...

Shirley Johnson – Obituary

WORCESTER – Shirley L. (Brunzell) Johnson, 87, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 22, 2016, after a long battle with dementia. She leaves her husband Robert H. Johnson, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 12....

Welcome New Residents

We want to welcome our newest residents at Dodge Park Rest Home. Say hello to Richard D.                       Maureen C. Laura M.                         Irene R.                         Beverly C. We hope you all enjoy your stay with...

Caring Super Stars 2017

We want to thank everyone for making us Top Rated again this year on Caring.com. We are now “Super Stars” for being top rated on caring.com for 5 years in a row and we are proud to keep serving.   Check out some of the other years we were top rated on...