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Arlington Massachusetts Senior Care Resources

Note: The elder care resources listed on this page serve zip codes 02474, 02476, and others nearby

Home Care in Arlington Massachusetts

Caring Companion Home Care
In Your Home
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
800-869-6418

Caring Companion Home Care, an independent, locally-owned Massachusetts home care agency, provides a homecare caregiver to families in Arlington, 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 Arlington Massachusetts

Arlington Council on Aging
Senior Center
27 Maple St
Arlington MA 02476
781.316.3400

The mission of the Council on Aging (COA) is to provide advocacy and support services to help Arlington elders live dignified and independent lives. The Council's primary responsibilities are to design, promote, and implement services to address the identified needs of the community's elder population and to coordinate existing services in the community. The COA works in concert with public and private agencies and providers in the area, and with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Arlington Housing Authority
4 Winslow Street
Arlington MA 02476
781.646.3400 x16

The Arlington Housing Authority provides subsidized housing for elderly, low-income families, and disabled persons. Both housing project models and subsidized apartment models are available. The Housing Authority does not provide emergency shelter. A waiting list usually exists for subsidized housing.


Arlington MA Fire Department
Community Safety Building
112 Mystic Street
Arlington MA 02474
781.316.3800


Arlington MA Police Department
112 Mystic Street
Arlington 02476
781.316.3900 (administration)


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 Arlington Massachusetts

"Eating Together" Meal Sites
Senior Center
27 Maple St
Arlington MA 02476
781.316.3423

Minuteman Senior Services' meal sites serve hot, nutritionally balanced meals in a congenial atmosphere. Suggested donation is $2.00. Transportation available. Reservations should be made one day in advance.


Reduced-fare taxi rides within Arlington for residents 60 years and older or disabled and income eligible. Call the Council on Aging for more information.


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 Arlington 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.


Arlington MA Food Pantry
Church of Our Savior
21 Marathon St.
Arlington MA 02474
781.316.3166

Second Tuesday and last Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., for Arlington residents. Emergency food packages are available during the month.


Arlington Senior Association
27 Maple St
Arlington MA 02476
781.316.3421

The Arlington Senior Association is a private not-for-profit organization that provides the travel and social activities through the Arlington Multipurpose Senior Center. Also in the Senior Center is the Minuteman Senior Services "Eating Together" Meal site that provides nutritional hot lunches Monday through Friday, and prepares Meals-on-Wheels for home delivery.


Goddard House
165 Chestnut St
Brookline MA 02446
617-731-8500

The Goddard House name has been serving the needs of older adults in the Boston area since 1849 when it opened the first private, non-profit home for elders in Massachusetts. A not-for-profit organization since its founding, Goddard House owns and operates Goddard House Assisted Living at 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA 02445. It has seventy-five traditional apartments and forty apartments in its Olmsted Place program for those who require specialized memory support services in a secured setting.


Windsor House
Cambridge Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139
617-547-7836
cambridgestaff@windsorhouse.org

New Communities Services, Inc. was founded in 1973 as a Massachusetts Charitable Corporation and is a 501 c3 corporation. Windsor House Adult Day Health Programs is New Communities Services' geriatric division. Windsor House operates four lively cost-effective adult day health centers that improve the quality of life for participants and their families. Windsor House provides geriatric medical care, social services, specialized care for clients with cognitive impairment, and meals.


Vendors Serving Arlington Massachusetts

Bay State Elder Law
114 Waltham Street
Lexington MA 02421
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.


Maida Pharmacy
121 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington MA 02474
781.643.7840

Maida Pharmacy is a third generation family-owned professional pharmacy serving Arlington and surrounding communities since 1933.


Theatre Pharmacy
1784 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington MA 02420
781-862-4480

Theatre Pharmacy, open since 1935, is an independent pharmacy located in the middle of Lexington Center, on Massachusetts Avenue. The pharmacy serves the needs of customers living in Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Waltham and Winchester and of course Lexington. Full service pharmacy offering home delivery.


Assisted Living Communities Serving Arlington Massachusetts

Cadbury Commons at Cambridge
66 Sherman St
Cambridge MA 02140-3527
617-868-0575

Cadbury Commons is a 74 unit, three-story, Certified Assisted Living Residence situated in North Cambridge, just minutes from Harvard Square. They offer Studio, One-bedroom or One-bedroom with Den apartments and services for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite stays, and a special memory unit for residents suffering from Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.


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.


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.


Neville Place at Fresh Pond
Neville Place at Fresh Pond
650 Concord Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
617.497.8700

Neville Community Partners developed a senior living campus featuring Neville Place, as well as Neville Center, a skilled nursing facility offering short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services. Neville Place serves local seniors throughout Cambridge, MA as well as in the neighboring towns of Arlington, Belmont and Watertown, MA.


Sunrise of Arlington Senior Living
1395 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington MA 02476
781.643.2100

Sunrise of Arlington is located minutes from Arlington center and offers Assisted Living, Alzheimer's & Memory Care, and Short term stays.


The Cambridge Homes
360 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02138
617-876-0369

The not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living apartments and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, educational, wellness and social programs. The Cambridge Homes is located in an historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital.


The Gables at Winchester
299 Cambridge Street
Winchester MA 01890
781-756-1026

The Gables at Winchester offers independent living, assisted living, and short-term respite stays on 14 wooded acres of beautiful rolling landscape, just minutes from Boston and Cambridge.


Youville House Assisted Living
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138
617-876-4344

Youville House is located in the heart of Cambridge, just minutes from Harvard and Inman Squares. Youville House and Youville Place are members of Covenant Health, a New England-wide, Catholic, not-for-profit health and elder care system founded by the Grey Nuns. Covenant seeks to be known as a leader in values-based health care, elder care, and social services throughout the region. Youville offers 95 private studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments complete with kitchenettes, bathrooms, and individually controlled heating and air-conditioning. Youville House shares its campus with Spaulding Hospital.


Youville Place
Senior Center
10 Pelham Road
Lexington MA 02421
781.861.3535

Youville Place is an assisted living offering private studio and one bedroom apartments for long-term living or short-term respite stays. It is the only mission oriented, not-for-profit assisted living residence in the area. The community offers 92 private studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments complete with kitchenette, bathroom, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and emergency response systems.


Health Care Facilities Serving Arlington Massachusetts

Arbor HRI Hospital
227 Babcock St
Brookline MA
617-731-3200

Arbour Health System offers a continuum of mental health services to older adults, whether in the hospital, in the community or in extended care facilities. Inpatient programs offer rapid assessment and focused intervention in a short-term inpatient setting. Patients who can benefit are those with major mental illness, dementia with a primary psych diagnosis, or those with acute changes in behavior or cognition that require evaluation and/or stabilization. Arbour also offers outpatient geropsychiatry services through Arbour Counseling Services, with 11 locations throughout eastern 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.


CHA Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge MA 02139

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is an alliance of hospitals (including Cambridge Hospital) and neighborhood health centers serving Cambridge and Somerville.


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.


Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford
170 Governors Ave
Medford MA 02155
781.306.6000

Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities and is the official healthcare partner of the Boston Bruins. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.


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.


McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont MA 02478

McLean Hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of people and families affected by psychiatric illness. The hospital offers clinical services for the following areas:
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child and Adolescent Services, Depression and Anxiety, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychotic Disorders, Women's Mental Health.


Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton MA 02462
617-243-6000

Nationally-recognized Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a member of the Partners HealthCare network, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Their combined resources make Partners one of the pre-eminent medical research, teaching, and clinical centers in the country. Newton-Wellesley was designated as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades, and in 2005 was named to Consumer Digest's list of 50 Exceptional Hospitals for Quality Nationwide.


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.


Winchester Hospital
41 Highland Avenue
Winchester MA 01890
781-729-9000

Winchester Hospital serves the health care needs of northwest suburban Boston, including Andover, Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, North Andover, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Winchester, Wilmington and Woburn, as well as several other surrounding communities.

In addition to acute-care inpatient services, Winchester Hospital also provides an extensive range of outpatient services as well as integrated home care. Winchester Hospital provides care in major clinical areas including medicine, surgery, pediatrics, cancer care, obstetrics/gynecology and newborn care.

Winchester Hospital provides important medical specialties like cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, radiation oncology and pain management.


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