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Elder Services

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Executive Office of Elder Affairs

The information provided by the Executive Office of Elder affairs is designed to assist elders and their families with answers to questions about services and opportunities available to seniors and their caregivers in Massachusetts. On their website, you can obtain information on caring for an aging parent, securing help for an elderly neighbor, getting nutritious meals delivered to a senior’s home, getting help parenting a grandchild, or learning more about prescription drug programs for elders. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs and those involved in the elder network are passionate about their work to allow all people to age with independence and dignity. Elder Affairs holds steadfast to its mission of promoting the integrity, rights and independence of all seniors and their caregivers.

Website: www.mass.gov/elder

Office Location: 1 Ashburton Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617.727.7750 

 

Merrimack Valley Hospice

Merrimack Valley Hospice is one of the most respected none profit hospices in the region. Merrimack Valley Hospice provides nursing care, pain control and symptom management, personal care, grief and bereavement counseling and supportive services for patients nearing the end of life. A multi-disciplinary team, which consists of nurses, therapists, counselors and home health aides, provide the highest quality care with compassion and commitment to patients and families. Specially trained volunteers are available to assist the patient and the family with a variety of services from errands and yard work, to companionship and activities. Hospice care is provided in homes, nursing homes, assisted living residences and hospitals.

Website: www.merrimackvalleyhospice.org
Office Location: 360 Merrimack St, Bldg 9, Lawrence, MA 01843

Phone: 800.933.5593

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

The National Center on Elder Abuse is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field to be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social services, health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocated, and families. To carry out its mission, the NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations. The NCEA makes news and resources available on-line and an easy-to-use format; collaborates on research; provides training; identifies and provides information about promising practices and interventions; operates a listserve forum for professionals; and provides subject matter expertise on program and policy development.

Website: www.ncea.aoa.gov/

Phone: 800.922.2275 

*Detailed information regarding the specific services provided by the institutions on this page have been copied directly from institutions’ websites or acquired materials.


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