Minuteman Senior Services helps elders and others with long-term care needs to remain in their own homes, safe, comfortable and independent, for as long as they are able, and to support their caregivers as they face the challenges presented by the competing needs of family, work and self. Minuteman offers information and referral, care management, nursing home screening, Alzheimer’s services, respite care, and meals-on-wheels.
Information and referral, care management, nursing home screening, Alzheimer’s services, respite care, Meals-on-Wheels
To volunteer, contact Joan Butler, 781-221-7087, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian is 75 years old. Her severe arthritis and loss of vision have prevented her from grocery shopping, bathing, dressing and preparing her meals. Still, she desperately wanted to “age in place” in the home where she has lived for forty years. Her children, concerned about her safety, were urging her to go into a nursing home.
With Meals on Wheels, a personal care homemaker, and a volunteer grocery shopper, all coordinated by a care manager from Minuteman Senior Services, Marian now manages her daily life with independence and dignity. The support and care she receives allows her to remain at home safely and gives her children peace of mind so that they can support her decision.
Minuteman Senior Services, a non-profit organization founded in 1975, offers seniors and their caregivers over 22 different programs and services. Its mission is to “help elders and others with long-term care needs remain in their own homes, safe, comfortable and independent, for as long as they are able, and to support their caregivers as they face the challenges presented by the competing needs of family, work and self.”
The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest funds several critical programs, including: SHINE, a health benefits consulting service; Elder Protective Services (provides home care, medical treatment, counseling, legal services and support in cases of confirmed elder abuse); Elderly Nutrition Services (provides nutritional counseling by a licensed dietician); an Aging Information Center that provides free information about elder services and links callers to resources; and Caregiver Support Services. This support fills gaps in funding and prevents vital services from being reduced or cut.