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Boston Massachusetts Senior Care Resources

Note: The elder care resources listed on this page serve zip codes 02116, 02108, 02109, 02110, 02111, 02112, 02113, 02114, 02115, 02117, 02118, 02123, 02127, 02128, 02133, 02163, 02196, 02199, 02201, 02203, 02204, 02205, 02206, 02210, 02211, 02212, 02215, 02217, 02222, 02241, 02266, 02283, 02284, 02293, 02297, 02298, and others nearby

Home Care in Boston Massachusetts

Caring Companion Home Care
In Your Home
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
800-869-6418

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

Boston MA Fire Department
115 Southhampton Street
Boston MA 02118
617-343-3415


Boston MA Commission on Affairs of the Elderly
Boston City Hall
Room 271
Boston MA 02201
617-635-4366

The mission of the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's senior citizens through planning, coordinating, and monitoring the delivery of services to the elderly in an efficient and effective manner. The Commission is the designated Council on Aging for Boston, administers federal Title III funds, operates the Veronica B. Smith Multiservice Senior Center in Brighton, and provides some direct services to older Boston residents and their caregivers.


Boston MA Police Department
1 Schroeder Plaza
Boston MA 02120
617-343-4200


Boston Seniority Magazine
Boston MA
617-635-2360
BostonSeniority@cityofboston.gov

This newsletter covers news topics, senior events, feature stories, senior volunteer/work opportunities and other issues of interest to older Bostonians. Boston Seniority is distributed to senior centers, libraries, elder housing complexes, and other locations throughout Boston free of charge


Central Boston Elder Services
2315 Washington Street
Boston MA 02119
617-277-7416

Central Boston Elder Services is an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) serving Boston Massachusetts. ASAPs operate under a state contract to coordinate and deliver a wide range of services to senior citizens in their regions.


Veronica B. Smith Senior Center
20 Chestnut Hill Avenue
Brighton MA 02134
617-635-6120

Founded in 1981 as the Allston-Brighton Senior Center, the Center officially opened its doors in 1982. Renamed in 1985 The Veronica B. Smith Multi-Service Senior Center after its founder, it officially became part of the Elderly Commission in 2001. The center offers Health and Nutrition Services and a wide range of social services.


Senior Services Serving Boston Massachusetts

Boston MA Senior Shuttle
Boston MA
617-635-3000

The Senior Shuttle provides free transportation within the City of Boston to non-emergency medical appointments, food shopping, social and recreational events. The Senior Shuttle program requests at least three business days notice for scheduling shuttle rides. This service is first come, first serve. Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.


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.


Volunteer & Charitable Organizations Serving Boston 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.


Boston ElderINFO
89 South Street
Boston MA 02111
617-292-6211

Boston ElderINFO assists elders and their families in accessing a comprehensive range of services that address age-related needs. Boston ElderINFO is a program of the ElderCare Alliance.

The Eldercare Alliance is a not for profit collaboration of three Boston home care agencies, also known as Aging Services Access Points (ASAP's): Boston Senior Home Care, Central Boston Elder Services and Ethos. For more than 25 years, Boston ElderINFO has provided the information, guidance and support necessary to identify, plan and secure alternatives that help make independent living possible for elders


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.


Assisted Living Communities Serving Boston Massachusetts

Compass on the Bay
1380 Columbia Road
Boston MA 02127
617.268.5450
info@compassonthebay.com

Compass on the Bay serves local seniors from Boston, MA and all throughout greater Boston and the South Shore. Most residents come from South Boston, Quincy, Braintree, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Milton, Randolph, Weymouth, Hingham, Braintree, Cohasset, Scituate, Duxbury, Marshfield, Rockland and beyond. Compass on the Bay offers Open Campus Neighborhood for residents with early symptoms of memory loss and also Secured Neighborhood for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders.


Landmark at Longwood
63 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston MA 02120
617-975-0110

Situated on the New England Baptist Medical Campus, Landmark at Longwood offers residents direct access to numerous religious, cultural, medical, and historical endeavors. Nestled on top of a hill, Landmark at Longwood offers spectacular views of the City of Boston and surrounding neighborhoods. Services include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Respite Care


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.


Providence House Senior Living Community at Corey Park
180 Corey Road
Brighton MA 02135
617-731-0505

Providence House provides quality assisted living for elders of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Within the Providence House campus, the continuum includes Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-term Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care. Since opening in 2004 Providence House Assisted Living and Beechwood Memory Care Program have offered assisted living for seniors of all incomes. Below-market rent apartments are available to seniors who meet income and asset eligibility criteria established by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MHFA).


Standish Village
1190 Adams Street
Boston MA 02124
617.298.5656
info@standishvillage.com

Standish Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle, offering both assisted living and a Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®. The community features 85 rental apartments.


Susan Balis Assisted Living
352 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02115
617-247-1010

Susan Bailis is a HallKeen community offering assisted living and respite care services in Boston.


Zelma Lacey House
9 West School Street
Charlestown MA 02129
617-241-0328

Zelma Lacey House offers an Assisted Living community of 66 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes in Charlestown, within minutes of the area’s leading medical facilities. Some units at Zelma Lacey House feature Tax Credit, MBHP, GAFC, and/or PACE affordable programs based on income and clinical eligibility.


Health Care Facilities Serving Boston 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.


Margaret M. Shea RN Adult Day Health Program
229 River Street
Mattapan MA 02126
617.298.7970

The Margaret M. Shea RN Adult Day Health Program is a program of services provided in an ambulatory, home-like setting for adults who do not require 24-hour institutional care, but because of physical and/or mental impairment, are not completely able to live independently.
The Services Offered by the Adult Day Health Program Include

Nursing
Social Services
Activities, Arts & Crafts, Games
Breakfast / Lunch / Snack
Transportation

Payment methods for Adult Day Health include Medicaid, private pay and other senior health care sources.


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.


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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