Commonwealth of Massachusetts Legislative Directory
Offering a fast and easy way for Massachusetts residents to identify their elected officials.
Mass Home Care – A user-friendly site to communicate with Massachusetts legislators and be in touch with issues. Mass Home Care is a network of 30 non-profit Aging Service Access Point which cover every city and town in Massachusetts.
Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts
Contains specific information about Alzheimer’s Disease including information about the disease, caregiving, resources, diagnosis, research, advocacy, and medications.
Alzheimer’s Support Network of South Central Massachusetts
Information about the local, volunteer organization of people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease in South Central Massachusetts and Northeast Connecticut, including activities to inform and provide relief for families.
Support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.
Massachusetts Information on Corornavirus – https://www.mass.gov/guides/information-on-the-outbreak-of-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19
CDC Guidelines – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Resources & Articles for Family Caregivers – https://www.caregiver.org/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-and-articles-family-caregivers
Mass Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Serves as the principal agency representing the Commonwealth’s 560,000 Deaf, late deafened, and hard of hearing people within state government.
Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Workforce Council
The Council’s PCA referral directory provides free access to all people with disabilities who qualify for the MassHealth PCA Program. The directory will put those needing PCAs in direct contact with PCAs looking for work.
The Association of and for Retarded Citizens and Their Families
Contains informational materials on mental retardation, aging issues, family supports. Links to local ARC chapters which have information on independent living skills training, job search, health care and supports for family members.
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)
MOWAA is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states.
National Council for Aging Care – Guide Recognizing Elder Abuse:
National Council on Aging Benefits Check-up
A screening tool for state and federal benefits. A free service sponsored by the National Councils on Aging. Entering a person’s information will give you an overview of benefits they may be eligible for.
Grief & Bereavement
National Grief Support Services, Inc.
A non-profit clearinghouse with referrals to a broad spectrum of grief-related services, articles and publications. The site’s own multimedia online services are free, however.
Provides comprehensive information about Medicare and ways to find or compare insurance plans, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and physicians, plus information on Prescription Drug Assistance Programs.
Medicare Rights Center
The largest independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States. Helps older adults and people with disabilities get high-quality, affordable health care.
MCPHS Pharmacy Outreach Program (MassMedLine)
A free prescription drug and referral service for Mass. residents. This program is a public services project of the Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester.
Health library on diseases and conditions, prevention, wellness, health news, doctors, dentists, hospitals, long term care, public clinics, health insurance, prescriptions, Medicare and Medicaid. Information is also available in Spanish.
National Institutes of Health
Contains downloadable publications and fact sheets, the latest news on research findings, journal articles, national opportunities for participation in clinical research trials, and funding opportunities.
Information, resources and treatment for care providers and seniors
Contains information on diseases and conditions. Visitors can keep an ongoing health record. Perform online searches for doctors, clinics, insurance, medical tests, health and wellness programs and nutrition. Contains 80 message boards and 20 chat rooms.
- Harrington Hospital, Southbridge
- Mary Lane Hospital, Ware
- Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford
- UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester/Wing Memorial Hospital, Palmer
Community Legal Aid
Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA) is the civil legal aid program that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly families and individuals in central and western Massachusetts.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
A non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Information, education, networking and assistance for those who must deal with the specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The largest professional association of comprehensive, fee-only financial planners in the United States. helps locate advisors across the country.
Long Term Care
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
This website contains the latest healthcare information affecting older adults and people with disabilities. The website also features up-to-date, comprehensive information on the types of long term services available, payment options and detailed listings of Massachusetts facilities.
Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
A non-profit association supporting the establishment and operation of quality assisted living residences in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health Nursing Home Survey
This site contains the Division of Health Care Quality’s nursing home survey information, to allow consumers to help evaluate quality of care provided by the state’s Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
Includes information on Ombudsman programs, Government and Policy, family involvement and citizen’s groups. Also features printer friendly fact sheets on topics ranging from resident’s rights to assessment and care planning to long term care insurance information.
A Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a comprehensive program of insurance, medical care, home care, adult day health services, social support and caregiver programs. It’s mission to maximize the dignity and respect of older adults and enabling elders to remain in their homes and in their communities a long as medically and socially feasible.
- East Brookfield
- North Brookfield
- West Brookfield