The aging process not only affects the elder, it touches the whole family. Generations is available for the many situations that arise as one ages.

Generations at Home

Announcing Generations at Home, a private psychotherapy practice by a seasoned clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with older adults.  Generations at Home offers one-on-one psychotherapy in the comfort of your own surroundings.

Are you feeling any of the following:  depressed, sad, anxious, helpless, hopeless, or having trouble sleeping or concentrating?  Do you feel isolated or cut off from others, even in a group? Have you had a recent change in your living situation,  loss of a family member or a change in your health that concerns you more than usual?  Are family dynamics upsetting you?  These feelings may be new or long standing.

It very often helps to speak with a professional and work together to understand how your symptoms can manifest themselves and interfere with your enjoying every day pleasures.   Acknowledging that something’s ‘just not right’ and discussing it with a nonjudgmental professional,  understanding the impact it may have on your relationships, and then working to find solutions can relieve you of a negative view of the future in addition to more fulfillment in your day to day life.

Susan Lewin, LICSW,CMC, principal of Generations, All About Elders, has been providing services for seniors in the Boston area with her geriatric care management practice.  Her background includes working with extended families in addition to thousands of individual clients and her past clinical work with older adults that makes her well qualified.

Let Susan help you achieve a happier outlook and decreased symptoms of negativity that can be causing you distress.  This service begins with a complete assessment on the first visit, followed by weekly, biweekly or monthly follow up appointments.  You decide what’s best.

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Services for the Family

“We provide care when you can’t be there!”

Caring for an elderly loved one can be one of life’s most challenging situations. This is especially difficult when your loved one lives far away. Generations caters to families struggling to balance their professional and personal lives while caring for a loved one. The professionals at Generations will insure that the best possible care is provided for your family member, no matter where they reside.

Oftentimes families hire us to oversee their loved one while they take a vacation, whether the family member lives at home or in a supervised environment.  We become their eyes and ears and bring comfort knowing that while they are away, there is someone else taking their place, especially in an emergency.

Generations evaluates, recommends and develops a plan for your loved one’s care. We then coordinate, prioritize, implement and monitor the plan whether it be daily, weekly, or monthly. All plans are individualized to insure optimum results.

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Services for the Professional

Professionals such as accountants, lawyers, bank officers, physicians or guardians are often in positions to discover some of the eldercare issues that concern their clients or their families. By simply recognizing this as a stressful situation, and referring families or individuals with such issues to the professionals at Generations, you will be adding value to the services you already provide. We allow you the time to do what you do best while we provide peace of mind and successful outcomes in the other aspects of your clients’ lives.

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Assisted Living

With so many options available when choosing an Assisted Living Residence, the process can be overwhelming and exhausting. From picking one with an ideal location to assessing the quality of the staff, services, amenities, programs, environment and price, Generations can help you select the assisted living residence that best fits your lifestyle or the lifestyle of a loved one.

This has become a specialty of Generations and one that we are expert in providing to our clients who wish to relocate their loved one in Massachusetts.

Our process is simple

  • We assess your needs or the needs of a loved one to determine if assisted living is the right lifestyle choice.  This can be done in their home or while they are at a rehabilitation facility or hospital, unable to return home for a number of reasons.
  • While it will surprise you to find out how affordable an assisted living apartment can be, we review the financial landscape of a move, making sure you understand all the various options and costs associated with this lifestyle choice.
  • We help you narrow the field of Assisted Living communities. And we will make appointments for you and your family members to take private tours.
  • Once a community has been selected, we can assist you in filling out the rental agreement and other forms often associated with a move to an assisted living community. In addition, we can guide you in what “extras” may be of value to you.
  • Our Elder Move Coordinator can help with the entire move from deciding what to take to working with realtors to coordinate the proper execution of the sale of property.  We also work with a team of businesses that can move your property, sell what can be sold and clean out property completely.

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Alzheimer’s & Related Illnesses

Generation’s continues to offer clear, concise guidance to families dealing with their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Susan Lewin, principal, recently attended a 6 hour seminar sponsored by the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, ending in a certification exam, on dealing with the caregivers of those suffering from AD. Along with her 20+ years of experience working with elders, Susan brings her skills and sensitivity to clients and those caring for them, giving practical, everyday tips, education and much needed support.

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Return Home with Generations

Did you leave home in an emergency?  Was it after a fall or illness?  What’s on your mind when you’re about to return to your home after you’ve been away for a while?

Let us help you prepare to get back safely with less stress, fresh food in the refrigerator and clean sheets on the bed.

And most important, provide you with the attention to details that can prevent a re-admission.

How It Works

Generation’s newest service, Return Home with Generations,   begins with our meeting you and your medical ‘team’ days before your day of discharge to review what needs to be done to make certain your return home is seamless.  Our staff’s professional oversight will ensure that your homecoming is successful and relieves you of the anxiety of what is usually a very difficult transition.  This service is exceptionally important if you don’t have anyone local to help you, or if your family doesn’t live close by.

Some of the topics we include in our evaluation are the following:

  • Transportation home
  • Arrange follow up doctor appointments
  • Medication management
  • Supplies
  • Food & meal preparation
  • Laundry/housekeeping
  • Private home care services/companion arrangements

The case management staff you have now will assist you in setting up some of these services, but there is a great deal of value in your having your own representation.  For one thing, once you leave the facility, they are no longer responsible to follow up on your condition.

 Our service is an extension of your present discharge planners, but more community-based.  We are able to engage you and your family in long-term care planning and address social issues as well as your immediate transitional needs.

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"Your help narrowing down our options for my mother’s assisted living facility was invaluable. Having her live near us now makes all the difference in the world."

- Barbara Reno and Family - Malden, MA

"It’s with profound appreciation and respect that I recommend Generations. They were an invaluable resource to my family dealing with health care and service providers. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Living miles away, it was a blessing to have found them."

- Joanne Riel - Brooklyn, NY

"Thank you for meeting with our employees one-on-one. The feedback we received was very positive. They felt the meetings were extremely helpful. They very much enjoyed and appreciated your time. We look forward to seeing you again in September and December."

- Human Resource Manager at Pearson Education in Needham, MA

"My sister and I can’t thank you both enough. You helped us beyond our expectations. You both really cared a lot about mom and us."

- C.S., California