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Navigating the Stresses of Caring for a Loved One During a Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, we are bombarded by frightening news and conflicting guidance. Our schedules have been upended, and in order to keep everyone physically healthy, we have sacrificed many activities that kept us emotionally well. The unprecedented circumstances are challenging for...

One Social Worker Found Her Heart and Her Home at McLean

Around the time Joan Gillis, MSW, LICSW, left the business world to start a family, her father had a stroke. “I found myself as the caregiver for my father and my children,” she said. Since then, helping both older adults and future generations has been central to her professional life. Caring for...

Joan M. Gillis, MSW, LICSW

Joan M. Gillis, MSW, LICSW, graduated from Simmons School of Social Work in 1996. With a strong interest in older adult mental health, she began a fellowship in McLean’s geriatrics division in 1996. After her fellowship was completed, she was hired as a clinical social worker on the geriatric...