Are you a caregiver or worried about the future of a loved one or your own as age reduces one’s abilities?  Here is some suggested information to help. You can also reach out to a Caritas member for assistance.(Check The Weekly Care Post for the current Caritas Coordinator)

The AARP article “Prepare to Care: A Families Guide for Planning” informs seniors and their families about plans they should have in place.
https://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/articles/foundation/aa66r2_care.pdf

This website lists comprehensive resources in Metrowest including assisted living facilities, transportation, food, and much more.
https://www.caregivingmetrowest.org

Here is a webpage with tips on planning your move:

https://www.neighbor.com/storage-blog/moving-for-seniors-the-ultimate-guide-to-planning-a-move/

These websites list highly rated medical alert companies that provide devices to call for help if you are unable to reach or use a telephone.

https://bestmobilityaids.com/best-medical-alert-systems/
https://www.safewise.com/resources/best-medical-alert-systems/

Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) are Massachusetts organizations that help seniors based on the town or city they live in.  This site lists the ASAP for each town.
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/aging-services-access-points-asap

 

This site introduces what Medicare coverage is and how to apply.

retireguide.com/medicare/

 

This site is intended for caregivers and what they need to know about Medicare coverage for people over the age of 65 or younger adults with disabilities.

retireguide.com/medicare/coverage/caregivers/

This site is intended for caregivers and what they need to know about signs of abuse or neglect in nursing homes.

https://www.levinperconti.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nursing-home-abuse.html

This site provides information about senior benefits and discounts. It is part of the Retire Guide website that offers much information about planning for retirement.

retireguide.com/guides/senior-benefits-discounts/