Caregiver HomesTM Announces New Management of Two Massachusetts Branches & Reports Growth in Structured Family Caregiving Program

Metro West and Cape & Islands Branches Gain New Leadership as Community Based Long Term Care Program Increases in Popularity.

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Quincy, MA (PRWEB) December 10, 2012

Caregiver Homes, the Massachusetts based state wide provider of Structured Family Caregiving, is pleased to announce the appointment of Saran Craig as the new Manager of its Cape Cod and Islands branch and Cynthia Mellor as the new Manager of its Metro West branch. These recent hires occur as Caregiver Homes, with its long term community care option that serves elders and adults with disabilities at home with family, experiences continued growth within and beyond Massachusetts.

Caregiver Homes, which is currently available to Medicaid eligible consumers requiring assistance with activities of daily living, serves about 1800 individuals and their family caregivers through its fourteen Massachusetts branches. Caregiver Homes employs highly skilled nurses and social workers to directly support caregivers in a full time commitment to caring for loved ones in the home, and to carefully foster the growth of the organization as demand increases across the commonwealth.

“Our recent additions to the management team in Massachusetts is a positive signal about this program’s unique ability to enable families to care for one another and the desire of consumers and their loved ones to give and receive care at home and in the community,” said State Director Kelly Magee. “We are fortunate – and I am thrilled – that we are able to attract such talented and experienced professionals to help us continue toward this mission,” added Magee.

Prior to joining Caregiver Homes, Saran Craig worked for Benchmark Senior Living, overseeing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Assisted Living programming and operations. Craig’s background also includes four years at High Country Area Agency on Aging in North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Lynchburg College in Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Cynthia Mellor has over a decade of experience in non-profit leadership, primarily serving people with developmental disabilities. Mellor most recently served as Administrative Director- Substance Recovery at the Willis Center in Worcester, Mass. Cynthia has directed programs in workforce development and training, substance recovery, residential services, HIV/ AIDS education and community services. She received her BS from UMASS Dartmouth in Business Management/Human Resources. She is joined at the Metro West branch by newly appointed assistant branch manager Kristin Babbitt, formerly the Assistant Director for Development Disabilities Residential Services at Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI).

About Caregiver HomesTM
Caregiver Homes, is a state-wide provider of a unique long term care service model called Structured Family Caregiving (SFC) and known in Massachusetts as Enhanced Adult Foster Care. The organization, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston based Seniorlink, Inc. is dedicated to helping elders with complex medical conditions and people with disabilities live with dignity and independence in their communities. Working with MassHealth, Caregiver HomesTM does this through its innovative approach to employing highly qualified professionals and specially designed communication technology to empower family and community members to provide extremely effective, high quality care at home while being paid for their commitment. The program was launch in 2005 and currently serves over 1800 consumers, and it is currently available Mass, RI, OH and IN. Find more information at http://www.caregiverhomes.com.

Seniorlink, Inc. offers expertise in managing care for elders and people with disabilities. In addition to its innovative service model, Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), Seniorlink can offer expertise to States and Managed Care organizations in regard to providing cost-effective long term care services. Find more information at http://www.seniorlink.com.

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