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Community Resources and How to Locate Services

Massachusetts Ride Match, a one-stop searchable directory of public, private and accessible transportation options may be able to help you.

HESSCO collaborates with physicians, hospitals, Councils on Aging, Visiting Nurse Associations, home health providers, transportation vendors and other service agencies to optimize available services and benefits to help older adults and individuals living with a disability remain safe at home for as long as possible:

National Memory Cafe Directory:

Home Care Directory and Resources

Eldercare Locator:

Finding disaster relief for seniors:

Benefits for veterans and their spouses:

Resources to connect, create and contribute from

Massachusetts Aging Service Access Points from EAP

Medicare Guides

Food Stamp/SNAP Advocacy Guide

Benefits Calculator: Cash assistance for veterans and their dependents

UMass Boston Gerontology Institute

DriveWise and DriveAdvise: Assessing cognitive impairment to ensure safe driving

Tips, Tricks, and Guides

Dementia and Hospital Stays: 9 Ways to Reduce Stress

2018 Cost of Care Survey

How to choose a nursing home:

Original Memory Cafe Toolkit:
Memory Cafe Tool Kit

8 Expert Tips for When Aging Parents Won’t Listen

Tips for when you need to take a loved ones car keys away:

What Can Families Do When Dementia Patients Are Kicked Out of Care Facilities?

Medicare, Medicaid, and Long Term Care Coverage:

Dementia Care Dos & Don’ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

Federal Protection from Telemarketers and Scammers

When to claim social security:

Aging in place:

Preventing Falls

Exploring other methods of care- The Eden alternative

Medicare Part D Benefits Eligibility Chart PDF

Core Benefits Cheat Sheet PDF

Health Care Choice Info:

General Information Guides for elders:

General Information

106 Massachusetts Nursing Homes Make U.S. News ‘Best’ Ratings:

Healthy Aging Data Reports – Helping residents, agencies, providers and governments understand the older adults who live in their cities and towns:

2018 Cost of Care Report

10 Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Know

Causes and Types of Dementia

Community Living

Human memory: How we make, remember, and forget memories

CDC Memory and Health Related Information

The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health PDF

Addressing Stigma Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease And Other Dementias: Role of the Public Health and Aging Services Networks PDF

Addressing Financial Exploitation Among People Living with Cognitive Impairment and Their Caregivers: Role of the Public Health and Aging Services Networks PDF

Addressing Emergency Preparedness Needs of Individuals Living with Cognitive Impairment and Their Care Partners: Role of the Public Health and Aging Services Networks PDF

Caregiver Resources

8 Things No One Tells You About Being a Caregiver for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

6 Small but Important Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s

6 Alzheimer’s Caregivers Give Their Best Advice for Keeping Your Loved One Active and Engaged

New to caregiving? Eight resources you should know

Congressional Stories of Family Caregiving resources:

Articles of interest

Measuring the Impact of Covid-19 on Older Adults in Massachusetts

65 MA Nursing Homes Get 5 Stars From New Government Grade System

Turning gray and into the red: The true cost of growing old in America

Staving Off Dementia When You Have Mild Cognitive Impairment

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals:

The Health Benefits Of Music Therapy

Menopause and Alzheimers

Welltower-commissioned effort seeks to establish quality standards for assisted living, memory care

Health and Human Services Secretary Czar and Elder Care

Fake ’50s town offers real benefits for people with dementia:

Is It Alzheimer’s Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

$100 million Alzheimer’s bill unanimously passed by Senate committee

Many Alzheimer’s patients experience ‘sundowning,’ or strong mood swings late in the day. The cause is a mystery.

The Caring Company – Managing the Future of Work – Harvard Business School

Our Brains Need Exercise Too

Researchers Explore Why Women’s Alzheimer’s Risk Is Higher Than Men’s

Survey: People with disabilities and the elderly need more help finding transportation services

Scholarly Articles and Research

Reduced interference in working memory following mindfulness training is associated with increases in hippocampal volume


Advocacy Groups