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Acton Massachusetts Senior Care Resources

Note: The elder care resources listed on this page serve zip code 01720 and others nearby

Home Care in Acton Massachusetts

Caring Companion Home Care
In Your Home
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
800-869-6418

Caring Companion Home Care, an independent, locally-owned Massachusetts home care agency, provides a homecare caregiver to families in Acton, Massachusetts and surrounding towns who need senior home health care or companions for the elderly.

Services include personal care, companionship, medication reminders, local transportation, and related tasks.

CCHC provides an industry-leading communications system that includes daily reports and photos on a private, secure, family web portal.

Home Care Services Available

  • • Personal Care
  • • Medication Reminders
  • • Companionship & Conversation
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  • • Laundry
  • • Meal Preparation
  • • Light Housework
  • • Assistance with Grooming
  • • Mobility Support
  • • Bathing Assistance
  • • Alzheimer's Care
  • • Live-in & Hourly Visits
  • • Dressing Assistance
  • • Help with Toileting
  • • Local Transportation
  • • Groceries & Errands
  • • Home Safety Monitoring

State & Local Organizations Serving Acton Massachusetts

Acton Council on Aging
50 Audubon Drive
Acton MA 01720-4256
978.264.9643

The Council on Aging serves Acton residents over 60 years of age, providing services, referrals, and information resources on a wide variety of topics. Social opportunities, educational experiences, financial counseling resources, transportation, therapeutic needs, and other opportunities fall within the Council's scope.

The COA offers elder care resource consultations, home visits, handyman services, and serves as an intake center for heating fuel assistance, and an information source for issues like insurance guidance, elder law referrals, seasonal AARP tax help, and prescription programs. Carol Steiner, Outreach Coordinator, can be reached at (978) 264-9643.


Acton MA Fire Dept
371 Main St.
Acton MA 01720
978-264-9645


Acton MA Police Dept
371 Main St.
Acton MA 01720
978-264-9638


Acton MA Senior Center
Senior Center
50 Audubon Drive
Acton MA 01720-4256

The Acton Senior Center serves Acton residents 60 years of age and older. Many varied programs and services are available through the COA at the Senior Center.

The COA newsletter is sent to everyone in Acton over 60 years old throughout the year. Watch the newsletter for descriptions of upcoming programs.

Services
For information on COA services, see the Services Offered web page.


Minuteman Senior Services
26 Crosby Dr
Bedford MA 01730
781.272.7177

Minuteman Senior Services is an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) serving communities in the MetroWest Boston area. ASAPs operate under a state contract to coordinate and deliver a wide range of services to senior citizens in their regions.


Senior Services Serving Acton Massachusetts

Acton COA Senior Van
Acton MA
978-264-9643

On weekdays, the COA van provides transportation for Acton seniors (age 60 and over) for local and limited out of town rides. One-way cost for Acton rides is $1.00 and for nearby towns is $1.50. Service is available until 3:45PM (3:15PM for out of town rides). Disabled younger residents can take advantage of the service when space is available.


Acton Lunch Program
Senior Center
50 Audubon Drive
Acton MA 01720-4256
978-263-5053

Through its Senior Dining Centers program, Minuteman Senior Services provides lunch on weekdays for Acton seniors 60 years and older. Please call 978-263-5053 1 day in advance by 11AM. The expected donation is $2.00. Location is the Acton Senior Center.


Cooperative Elder Services
7 Chamberlin Drive
Concord MA 01742
978-318-0046

CES provides Adult Day Health and Alzheimer Day Care Services to elders and disabled adults. Locations in Lexington, Arlington, Concord, and Burlington.


MBTA - "The Ride"
1.888.844.0355

THE RIDE serves 62 Massachusetts towns with service for registered customers. Vehicles have lifts to accommodate as many as possible for this invaluable paratransit service.


For seniors who live alone and cannot prepare food for themselves, Meals on Wheels can be a godsend. Friendly volunteers deliver meals and often can provide some social stimulation in an otherwise lonely day. Recipients must be at least 60 years old. Services can be for a short period, such as recovery from surgery, or for an indefinite period. Meals are federally subsidized under the Older Americans Act.


Volunteer & Charitable Organizations Serving Acton Massachusetts

Alzheimer's Assoc of MA and NH
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown MA 02472
617.868.6718

The Alzheimer's Association has a wealth of resources for families facing Alzheimer's disease - information, support groups, local medical resources, news, and events. They provide a great of funding for Alzheimer's research and sponsor many fund-raising events across the country.


Vendors Serving Acton Massachusetts

Acton Pharmacy
563 Massachusetts Ave.
Acton MA 01720
978.263.3901

Acton Pharmacy provides custom compounded prescriptions that are often not available through large chain pharmacies. They work with local physicians to meet the needs of each patient.


Bay State Elder Law
179 Great Road, Suite 109
Acton MA 01720
978.263.0006

Elder Law Services
Founded by a Nurse Attorney, Bay State Elder Law is committed to offering comprehensive legal advice for you and your loved ones. Whether you are planning ahead to pass on your estate to your children, seeking to qualify for Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits, or in the middle of a care crisis and need help to make important choices about your long-term care options, Bay State Elder Law has the compassion, knowledge and expertise to help you and your family. Their experienced staff will work with you to ensure that your loved one receives the highest level of care while protecting your home and your savings at one of the most frail and vulnerable times of your lives. Their offices are located in both Acton, Sudbury and Lexington, Massachusetts.


West Concord Pharmacy
1212 Main Street
Concord MA 01742
978-369-3100

West Concord Pharmacy is a full service independent pharmacy, and their weekday home delivery service reaches Concord, Lincoln, and Maynard. Free, handicap accessible parking is available. The product line includes prescription items as well as specialty items such as medical supplies, surgical stockings, and homeopathic items.


Assisted Living Communities Serving Acton Massachusetts

Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook
10 Devon Drive
Acton MA 01720
978-268-0131

Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook offers excellent care for our senior residents through assisted living, memory care, and respite care services.


Brookdale Cushing Park
300 West Farm Pond Road
Framingham MA 01702
508-628-7700

Brookdale Cushing Park, formerly Emeritus at Farm Pond, is a Senior Living community in Framingham, MA. Our community, located on over 100 acres in Framingham, MA, provides independent living, assisted living and memory care for seniors. Brookdale Cushing Park offers its residents a continuum of care from independent and retirement living to assisted living if needed. On its campus, Brookdale Cushing Park has 21 cottages, the Maples, which are 100 freestanding senior apartment buildings as well as the Oaks which is a freestanding assisted living building with a memory care neighborhood.


Carleton Willard Village
100 Old Billerica Road
Bedford MA 01730
781.275.8700

Carleton Willard Village is a charitable, not-for-profit community offering a flexible range of services, including independent living apartments and cluster homes, assistance in living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Chelmsford Crossings
199 Chelmsford Street
Chelmsford MA 01824
978-674-5278

Chelmsford Crossing services include Assisted Living and Short Term Care. It is part of the Benchmark Senior Living network, which has dozens of facilities throughout New England, including more than 20 in Massachusetts. In addition to Leominster, the network includes facilities in Leominster, Newton, Waltham, and several other Massachusetts communities.


Concord Park
68 Commonwealth Ave
Concord MA 01742
978-369-4728

Concord Park offers independent and assisted living, and is conveniently located adjacent to the train station in the heart of West Concord's shopping village. It is sponsored by the Volunteers of America and is managed by Senior Living Residences of Boston.


Heritage Assisted Living
747 Water Street
Framingham MA 01701
508-788-6050

Heritage Assisted Living is owned by Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp., a Framingham non-profit that operates both Heritage at Framingham as well as Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing care and short-term rehab community in Natick. Heritage offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Respite Care.


Leominster Crossings
1160 Main Street
Leominster MA 01453
978-751-3230

Residents of Leominster Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities.


MA Assisted Living Facilities Association (MASS-ALFA)
135 Beaver Street
Waltham MA 02451
781.622.5999

The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass ALFA) is a not-for-profit association that provides information and advocacy for operators of assisted living facilities in Massachusetts. It is a good resource for finding a residence via their searchable database of Massachusetts facilities.


Newbury Court
80 Deaconess Road
Concord MA 01742
978-369-5155

Newbury Court, a not-for-profit residence, has been in Concord since 1994. The community offers a variety of living options and choice in services. Newbury Court provides a continuum of services and amenities as client needs change. Should a client find the need for further assistance with household chores or personal care, rather than trying to find the help, or worse, consider relocation, the community coordinates the provision of those services in the home. If rehabilitation or nursing care should become necessary, Newbury Court is home to Rivercrest Wellness and Rehab. A memory support assisted living neighborhood, The Gardens, is also on site providing a supportive, homelike environment for those with memory loss. Emergency services are also readily available at Emerson Hospital just around the corner.


Orchard Hill Assisted Living
761 Boston Post Road
Sudbury MA 01776
978-264-4666

Orchard Hill Assisted Living was built in 1999 and is privately owned by Clifford Hughes, who grew up in Sudbury and is acquainted with many of the residents living at Orchard Hill from the Metro West area. More than 50% of the community’s foot print has been designated for communal gathering spaces. Orchard Hill is comprised of 45 one bedroom and studio apartments, equipped with individual climate controls, a full bathroom and kitchenette with stovetop, microwave and a refrigerator with freezer.


RiverCourt Residences
8 West Main Street, Rt. 225
West Groton MA 01450
978-448-4122

At RiverCourt Residences Senior Living Facility the community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care solutions to families and professionals who want their loved ones and older adults in their lives to enjoy the life they planned.


Sunrise of Leominster
6 Beth Avenue at Route 12
Leominster MA 01453
978-537-7600

Sunrise of Leominster offers three levels of service: assisted living, Alzheimer's and Memory Care, and short terms stays. The Sunrise network includes nearby facilities in Weston, Wayland, and Burlington, MA, among a total of 12 in Massachusetts.


The Commons in Lincoln
1 Harvest Circle
Lincoln MA 01773
877-343-3020

The Commons in Lincoln is a continuing care community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skill Nursing & Rehabilitation.


Traditions of Wayland
10 Green Way
Wayland MA 01778
508-358-0700

Traditions of Wayland offers Independent, Assisted, and Reflections Memory Care Living.


Health Care Facilities Serving Acton Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1 Brookline Place
Brookline MA 02445
617-754-5900

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is a fully integrated medical center providing adult services from cardiology to obstetrics, gastrointestinal disorders to cancer care.


Emerson Hospital
133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner
Concord MA 01742
978-369-1400

Metrowest Boston residents have been going to Emerson Hospital in Concord MA since it was founded in 1911. It is not named for Concord's most famous Emerson (Ralph Waldo), but for his nephew Charles.

Emerson Hospital is affiliated with many of the best medical facilities in the country, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Lahey Clinic, Children's Hospital Boston, and Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson has nearly 200 beds and over 300 activie physicians


Lahey Clinic
41 Mall Rd
Burlington MA 01805
781.744.5100

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, encompasses an ambulatory care center serving more than 3,000 patients each day and a 317-bed hospital. Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, serves more than 800 outpatients each day and includes a 10-bed hospital. Both feature 24-hour emergency departments, and an American College of Surgeons verified Level II Trauma Center is based at the Burlington facility.


Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
617-726-2000

The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. In 2015, Mass General was named #1 in the nation based on quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

In 2013, Mass General was also redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. MGH has a 999-bed medical center, located in the heart of Boston, offering sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. MGH also offers high-quality care and services in four health centers in the Boston area. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.


Rivercrest
80 Deaconess Road
Concord MA 01742
978-369-5151, x332

Rivercrest is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and is Medicare and Medicaid certified. Under the guidance of a Medical Director, the interdisciplinary care team which includes nurses, therapists, and social workers, conference regularly to ensure that each patient receives the proper care. A broad range of consultant physicians is available to assist the Rivercrest team.


Royal Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
188 Commonwealth Road
Wayland MA 01778
508-653-8500
lmoulis@royalHealthGroup.Com

Royal Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly Wayland Rehab, provides post acute hospital stay care, such as rehab/physical therapy, skilled nursing, activities, as well as long term care.


Education - General Serving Acton Massachusetts

Acton Beacon Senior News
Acton MA
978.371.5732


Older and Loving It
978.263.0006

Senior Cable TV Show
Acton elder attorney Phil Summers hosts a local program that addresses local topics in aging, elder care, and elder law. Personable, informal, and informative.


 

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