Leo Newhouse, LICSW

Leo Newhouse, LICSW, is a Senior Social Worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he specializes in Gerontology and Palliative Care. In this capac-ity, he works with patients and families coping with life-limiting illness, aging, and loss. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, and—weather permitting—riding his bike along Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

Posts by Leo Newhouse, LICSW

The (not-so-hidden) costs of caregiving

Americans provide nearly $650 billion worth of unpaid caregiving for their ill or aging loved ones every year. But the less tangible costs are important, too. A new study has revealed that caregivers of critically ill family members are at high risk for depression — and that this risk remains high long after the initial health crisis is over. Fortunately, there are several strategies caregivers can use to keep their bodies — and minds — healthy.