The following are some recommended sites.
Find out what Medicare covers. Compare drug plans, health plans, Medigap policies, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies
Get a replacement Medicare Card. Apply for Social Security benefits. Apply for extra help with Medicare prescription drug cots. Request a Social Security Statement, etc.
Alzheimer's Disease information and advocacy. Alzheimer's Association, MA Chapter.
From the National Council on Aging. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private benefit programs.
Caregiver Support Resources
State Wide Community Services
Get directed to essential community services of all kinds.
- Massachusetts Website (or dial 211 on your phone)
The Massachusetts Resources Website provides useful information about a wide range of assistance programs. Includes what benefits are available, how to apply, eligibility requirements, benefit amounts, and answers to commonly asked questions.
American Association of People with Disabilities information on advocacy and programs.
Search the three aging and disabilities Websites that also includes Quick Guides to information:
State Wide Elder Resources
Search for information on approximately 40,000 services and programs for Massachusetts elders.
National Elder Resources
Links users with state and local Area Agencies on Aging and community-based organizations. Speak to an information specialist at 800-677-1116 weekdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) in English or Spanish.
Project Bread funds food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks. It runs the FoodSource Hotline their phone number is 800-645-8333.
Find out about Food Stamps (now the SNAP Program).
Helps people to find affordable housing in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier - free housing.
Bristol Elders Services
Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (Bristol) is a private non-profit corporation, designated as an Aging Services Access Point and an Area Agency on Aging. Bristol is dedicated to being the leader in improving the quality of life for elders and their families. Bristol provides directly or contracts for a wide array of services including, but not limited to, information and referral, home care services, caregiver relief, home delivered meals, and case management.
Community Visiting Nurse Agency & Hospice of Community VNA
The Community VNA Website provides Home Health Care for:
- Alzheimer's Programs
- Asthma Care
- Cancer Care
- Cardiac Care
- Case Management
- Communicable Disease Follow up
- Diabetes Management
- Fall Prevention Program
- Home Care Aides
- Home Safety
- IV and External Therapy