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The Elder Insider is committed to providing you with the most updated, informational websites available to assist you with your overall life enhancement.

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR FALL/WINTER 2016 RESOURCE NEWSLETTER!

FEATURED COMPANIES:

Welcome Home to Prospect House! Exclusively created to celebrate you, your wisdom, your spirit, and your life – Prospect House Assisted Living Community is an Assisted Living residence with all the comforts of home…and more! We pride ourselves as being the best choice for senior living by offering exceptional services and care in our calming Boston-area location. We offer traditional assisted living apartments as well as a top-notch memory care / dementia unit. http://prospecthouseal.com/


BaneCare: http://www.banecare.com/: Since 1959, families on Boston’s North Shore have turned to BaneCare's exceptional skilled care residences and rehabilitation facilities. With a hands-on commitment to the finest care and a tradition of excellence, BaneCare has worked hard to earn your trust.



 


  

Community Living Options: https://eldercare.org/
The Private Pay program at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is dedicated to providing home care solutions you can trust. We specialize in connecting older adults and people with disabilities to the best care services at little or no cost. But not all home care needs are met by government funded services. In those cases, SCES can offer Private Pay supports to meet the client’s needs.


  OceanView Assisted Living:  http://www.landmarkseniorliving.com/beverly.php Landmark at Oceanview is a dynamic new senior residence situated in the heart of downtown Beverly. Renovated from the historic Briscoe School, it is just steps away from all the picturesque downtown area has to offer. Houses of worship, shops, the public library, a movie theatre, restaurants, and the newly renovated YMCA are all

close by. 



HOMECARE:

HOMECARE Online: The National Association for Home Care’s virtual headquarters. NAHC is committed in representing the interests of the home care and hospice community. http://www.nahc.org/home.html

Home Health Care Association of Massachusetts: Home and HealthCare Association of Massachusetts,  is the online resource to and for the Home Health community of Massachusetts: http://masshomecare.org/

THE MASSACHUSETTS COUNCIL FOR HOME CARE AIDE SERVICES: The Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aide Services (Council) has been the voice for paraprofessional home care aide services in Massachusetts since 1967. Council membership includes over 100 Medicare certified, non-certified, and private pay agencies which directly employ home care aides and meet standards of training, supervision, and administration as established by the organization. http://www.mahomecareaides.com

Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Our members include more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities. As a non-profit trade association, the Alliance provides representation, education, communication, advocacy, and – ultimately – a voice for the state’s home care providers. Our mission is to “unite people and organizations to advance community health through care and services in the home.”  http://thinkhomecare.org/

Elder Service Plan of the North Shore - PACE: http://www.pacenorthshore.org/ For those seniors who have the ability to remain independent in their own homes, PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) may be the solution!  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT PACE.

COMMONWEALTH CARE ALLIANCE. For the past ten years, Commonwealth Care Alliance has been realizing a vision of primary medical care that’s far broader than the traditional 20-minute visit to a doctor in an office. The way we care for people with complex medical needs is to deliver integrated, interdisciplinary care on an ongoing basis, wherever needed, in the communities we serve. LEARN MORE - CLICK HERE!

SENIOR HOUSING:

  • BaneCare: http://www.banecare.com/: Since 1959, families on Boston’s North Shore have turned to BaneCare's exceptional skilled care residences and rehabilitation facilities. With a hands-on commitment to the finest care and a tradition of excellence, BaneCare has worked hard to earn your trust.
     
  • The Atrium at Veronica Drive  committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the safe, familiar and supported lifestyle your love one deserves. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms and spacious common areas to encourage social interaction and involvement.
  • OceanView Assisted Living:  http://www.landmarkseniorliving.com/beverly.php Landmark at Oceanview is a dynamic new senior residence situated in the heart of downtown Beverly. Renovated from the historic Briscoe School, it is just steps away from all the picturesque downtown area has to offer. Houses of worship, shops, the public library, a movie theatre, restaurants, and the newly renovated YMCA are all close by.  
     
  • COLONIAL GARDENS - BEVERLY: We believe that Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.  At Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living, our management teams live on-site, and are available 24 hours a day. Our food is truly made from scratch, and served right to your table along with a smile from our friendly staff. VISIT OUR WEBSITE - CLICK HERE - COLONIAL GARDENS.
     
  • Welcome Home to Prospect House! Exclusively created to celebrate you, your wisdom, your spirit, and your life – Prospect House Assisted Living Community is an Assisted Living residence with all the comforts of home…and more! We pride ourselves as being the best choice for senior living by offering exceptional services and care in our calming Boston-area location. We offer traditional assisted living apartments as well as a top-notch memory care / dementia unit. http://prospecthouseal.com/ 
     
  • seniorDECISION : senior housing and senior care ratings and reviews. Consumer opinions matter in quality senior care and senior housing – seniorDECISION is a directory of consumer reviews of nursing home, home care, retirement home and rehab providers.   http://www.seniordecision.com
     
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association: //maseniorcare.org/Default.aspx U.S. Government Site for People with http://maseniorcare.org/Default.aspx
     
  • Welcome to SeniorLivingSource.org: More than just a directory, SeniorLivingSource.org is a free referral service that can help you reach out to many communities to request free information from them, or even a free consultation. If you’re not sure which senior housing type is needed, the Senior Housing Evaluation Tool will walk you through the process of determining which types of housing are appropriate: www.seniorlivingsource.org
     
  • Housing and Mortgages For Seniors: Purpose of this guide: This guide will help seniors of all ages to understand some of the options open to them and precautions that they should take when it comes to owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage, and selling property. MORTGAGELOAN.COM
     
  • ALFA – Assisted Living Federation of America: http://www.alfa.org The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. http://www.alfa.org
     
  • Nursing Home Compare – Medicare:  http://www.medicare.gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare

REVERSE MORTGAGE:


Reverse Mortgage – Learn more: http://hud.gov

National Association of Senior Move Managers: http://nasmm.org

Refinance & Mortgage Guide for Senior Citizens: www.refinancemortgagerates.org/mortgage-guide-for-senior-citizens/

 

FINANCE:

RICHARD PARNIGONI - CRPC, FINANCIAL ADVISOR:  For more than 30 years, Richard has been helping individuals, families and small business owners to define and build comprehensive financial, estate and wealth management strategies. Local in Massachusetts for 30 years. Investors Capital. Phone: 617-755-1812. Email: rparnigoni@investorscapital.com

ALZHEIMER DISEASE:

The Atrium at Veronica Drive - Assisted Living for Alzheimer's and Dementia: http://www.atriumatveronicadrive.com/ A Benchmark Senior Living Community specializing in Alzheimer's and Dementia. Designed exclusively to serve the needs of individuals with memory loss. 978-762-7625.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: http://www.alzfdn.org Our mission is ”to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”

Alzheimer’s Association – Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter -  “Our Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”  http://www.alz.org/MANH/

Alzheimer's Coaching: http://www.stilmee.com/  StilMee coaching service is the leader in dementia and Alzheimer coaching. Our company provides personalized coaching services to families. We work closely with day programs, assisted living residences, elder law attorneys, neurologists, and home care companies that specialize in dementia care.

Alzheimer’s Speaks: Alzheimer’s Speaks was developed as a resource for professionals and public alike, to have easy access to a variety of services, tools, concepts and products when dealing with the disease. www.alzheimersspeaks.com

Alzheimers.net: An online community for education, caregivers and more. http://www.alzheimers.net/

MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT WEBSITES:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health: “Helping people lead healthy lives in healthy communities”: http://www.state.ma.us/dph/

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing: The mission of the Board of Registration in Nursing is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth through the fair and consistent enforcement of the statutes and regulations governing nursing practice and education: http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn/default.htm

Mass DocFinder: Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Physician Profile System:  Massachusetts is also the home of the first-in-the-nation Physician Profiles. Search your doctor’s name and learn about their education and training, awards and publications, insurance plans accepted, and malpractice and disciplinary histories: http://www.docboard.org/ma/df/masearch.htm

Massachusetts Senior Care Association: //maseniorcare.org/Default.aspx U.S. Government Site for People with http://maseniorcare.org/Default.aspx

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs: https://www.800ageinfo.com/

Massachusetts Council on Aging: Established in 1979, the Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging and Senior Center Directors was formed to: • Improve the quality of services provided to older adults of the Commonwealth by the Councils on Aging, Senior Centers, and other social services providers within the Commonwealth. • Educate and otherwise improve the skills of the staff of Councils on Aging and Senior Centers of cities and towns of the Commonwealth. • Encourage and promote the development of new Senior Centers in the Commonwealth and the expansion of existing ones. • To do and perform any and all acts and services that may be incidental or necessary to carry out the above purposes: http://www.mcoaonline.com/

Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles. Specific rules for older drivers. Standard driver’s license renewal. License renewed: Every 5 years. Renewal conditions: In person, or every other cycle by Internet or mail. Vision test: Yes. Written test: No, unless indicated for legal or medical reasons. Road test: No, unless indicated for legal or medical reasons. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles: http://www.mass.gov/rmv

The Official Website of the Attorney General of Massachusetts: The Attorney General is a resource to residents who are facing challenges in the area of consumer protection, fraud, civil rights violations, health care, and insurance issues: http://www.mass.gov/ag

Massachusetts District Attorney Association: www.mass.gov/mdaa

The Official Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: http://www.mass.gov/

Senior Citizens: Elder Protection Services and Programs: Citizens’ Guide to State Services

Massachusetts Aging and Disabilities Information Locator: http://madil.org

 

ELDER LAW:

Spano & Dawicki Elder Law Services:
The Law Offices of Spano & Dawicki was established in 1999 and offers more than 40 years of cumulative and qualified legal experience in the complex areas of estates and elder law. As attorneys who focus exclusively on these practice areas, we are able to quickly identify legal issues, explore planning options and effectively establish solutions tailored to the individual needs of our clients.http://www.elderlawservices.com/

National Elder Law Foundation: Elder Law Attorneys are lawyers that specialize in helping elders and caregivers with issues ranging from retirement planning and medical coverage to tax issues and real estate/mortgage assistance. Some attorneys are certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (www.nelf.org), and thus have the acronym “CELA” (Certified Elder Law Attorney) next to their name: www.nelf.org

 Elder Law Attorneys: Elder Law attorneys (ELA) specialize in senior care issues and administration: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
 

FEDERAL / NATIONAL WEBSITES

National Aging In Place Council: http://www.ageinplace.org/

American Cancer Society: This is the official web site of the American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/

DRUGWATCH.COM:  Drugwatch is dedicated to informing you about dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices.

National Health Information Center (NHIC): Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information: This document lists toll-free numbers organizations that provide health related information. The numbers do not diagnose or recommend treatment for any disease. Some numbers offer recorded information; others provide personalized counseling, referrals, and/or written materials. Unless otherwise stated, numbers can be reached within the continental United States Monday through Friday, during normal business hours, and hours of operation are eastern time:   http://www.health.gov/NHIC/pubs/tollfree.htm

The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare: http://www.medicare.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov

Eldercare: http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare

USA.gov – Government Made Easy: http://www.usa.gov/topics/seniors

Administration of Aging: http://www.aoa.gov

Reverse Mortgage – Learn more: http://hud.gov

Home Technology Association of America: http://www.hctaa.org

Fall Prevention: http://www.homemods.org

Geriatric Care Managers – NAPGCM: http://www.caremanager.org

National Association of Senior Move Managers: http://nasmm.org

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE NATIONAL ADVISORY CENTER: http://www.longtermcareinsurance.org/

Refinance & Mortgage Guide for Senior Citizens: www.refinancemortgagerates.org/mortgage-guide-for-senior-citizens/

 
 

OTHER SITES DEDICATED TO BOOMERS/SENIORS

MassResource.Org: http://www.massresources.org/ What type of assistance do you need?

Find out what programs are available, who is eligible, which benefits you can get, and how to apply in Massachusetts.
 

Mesothelioma Symptoms:Mesotheliomasymptoms: This site has pulled together as a single resource everything related to asbestos to promote education and awareness for victims, their families and the general public. www.Mesotheliomasymptoms.com

Emergency Medical Info Kits: Are You Prepared for a Medical Emergency? http://www.medicalinfokit.com/. The Emergency Medical Info Kits provide a complete solution with a threefold purpose! And can save someones life! Be prepared! Contact us today for a brochure - check out our website: http://www.medicalinfokit.com/

 

Boomer Living – Life Solutions for Active Baby Boomers: www.boomer-living.com

Generations Unite: www.Generationsunite.com; The complete resource for connecting families & friends, collaborating with care providers, and supporting your loved one through life's stages.

Elder Care Consulting and Services: Bringing Elder Care Home offers specialized publications, training, and consulting to promote elder care/work balance. Our mission is to assist employers and community organizations to develop innovative, cost-effective approaches to preventing and resolving elder care/work conflicts. http://www.bringingeldercarehome.com/index.htm

MIT Workplace Center: The MIT Workplace Center was established in 2001 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the MIT Sloan School of Management to build—in theory and in practice—a mutually supportive relationship between the performance of firms and the well being of employees, their families, and communities. This Center completed its work and closed in June, 2008. The research, publications, and other information related to the Center can be found on these pages:  http://web.mit.edu/workplacecenter/