NO ACT OF KINDNESS,

NO MATTER HOW SMALL,

IS EVER WASTED. 

-AESOP

Serving New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Easton & surrounding areas 

About ME

For a number of years, I helped my parents “around the edges.”  I provided assistance by paying bills, managing medications, grocery shopping, scheduling and going to appointments, sorting through the mail, and most importantly, just visiting.  They were able to remain in their home into their mid-90’s.  I realized how difficult it would have been for them if I had not been able to be there and how many individuals do not have someone to" just be there."

After retiring as a manager in a Federal civil rights agency, I began to acquire knowledge and experience in the geriatric field.  The first step I took was to  acquire a certificate in Managing Aging Services from UMass, Boston.  I then began working for an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP).   Most recently, I worked as an options counselor, assisting individuals in identifying and accessing resources, and as a caregiver support specialist.  I also conduct a number of trainings for caregivers, including training for caregivers caring for someone with dementia.  I have volunteered as an ombudsman in skilled nursing facilities and a check-writer under the State’s Money Management program.    

Several years after I began this journey, I became the 24/7 caregiver for my father, who had vascular dementia.  While this was a detour in the road I had started on, I look at  this time as a gift.   As much as I thought I knew about caring for an elder and the challenges of caregiving, actually being the caregiver was eye opening, challenging and very rewarding; I am better for the experience.     

Throughout my personal and professional experiences, it is clear to me that there are many gaps in the services available to assist people in enjoying an independent and meaningful life. I can help to fill those gaps for individuals in a caring and compassionate manner.

 

So often it is about the little things and too often agency assistance fails to bring the personal touch or provide the flexibility needed. An individual may not have family members who can help or the individual may need more assistance than the family can provide.  I can also help a caregiver get a break by providing socialization and companionship to their loved one.  
 

ServIces

Areas of assistance include (but are not limited to): 

  • Companionship

    • walks

    • participating in social activities

    • chatting

    • playing board games/cards, etc. 

  • Grocery shopping/errands

  • Assistance with paperwork/managing appointments

  • Pet care

  • Medication reminders

  • Organization of household, clothing, paperwork, etc. 

 

Support tailored to your needs

RESOURCES

Alzheimer’s Association - 24/7 Help Line 800-272-3900

https://www.alz.org

 

Great resource for individuals with any form of dementia and their caregivers 

 

 

Aging Services Access Points (ASAP)— divided by geography area

 

Bristol Elder Services  508 675-2101 (Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro) 

https://www.bristolelder.org/about-us/

 

Coastline Services   508 999-6400 (Greater New Bedford area, including Marion) https://coastlinenb.org

 

Old Colony Elder Services 508 584-1561 (covering Brockton/Plymouth County) 

https://www.ocesma.org

 

ASAPs are a great place to start search for resources and state-supported programs 

 

 

Mass Options — simplified connection to access care for elders and individuals with disabilities  - 844 422-6277 

 

https://www.massoptions.org/massoptions/

CONTACT

Someone's Daughter LLC

Carolyn F Lazaris 

508 353 9532

sdaughterllc@gmail.com
P.O. Box 43

Somerset, MA  02726

Free in-home consultation to discuss your needs and how I can assist 

Cori checked/references available 

Serving New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Easton, & surrounding areas