Directory Of Senior And Caregiver Resources
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- Braintree – Are You Ok? Program
The Are You Okay? program is run from the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department. Applications are available at the Department of Elder Affairs and by calling Deputy Cheryl Bambery at 781-751-3504. The Are You Okay? program consists of an automated telephone call to your home each day. Cheryl monitors the calls, and if she hears that someone is in distress, she will pick up the call and talk directly to the person. If there is no answer after repeated tries, the deputy will notify your emergency contact that you are not answering your call and may need help. If you need to be out at the time that your call is scheduled to come in, you can call the deputy to cancel the call for that day. This program is free of charge.
- Canton – Are You OK? Program
Are you OK? Provides safety and security for elders living alone. Each morning, 365 days a year, an officer from the Norfolk County Sheriffs Office places a call to check on the well-being of people who have signed up for the program. If they fail to answer or indicate they need emergency aid, the officer summons help immediately. Since 2001 officers have registered over 70 saves by calling for help for seniors who suffered falls or a variety of other medical problems. People who are interested in learning more about Are You OK? or signing up for the program can call the Norfolk County Sheriff's office at 1-866-900-7865. Applications for this valuable program are also available at the Council on Aging Office.
- Dedham – Senior Outreach Programs
The Dedham COA Outreach Department serves as a liaison between the senior population, 55 plus, and the services available to them. These services include direct service through consultations; needs assessments; crisis intervention; home visits; general information and referrals to health, social, veterans and legal services. Assistance is available with all types of applications such as Housing/Health/Disability insurance forms, Social Security, Food stamps, DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance), Cash assistance. The available programs are Employment Assistance, Friendly Visitor and Well-Being Checks, LifeLine (home monitoring system), "R U OK" and "File of Life" (through Norfolk County Sheriff's Office), Utility discount programs through NSTAR and Verizon Fuel Assistance (SELF-HELP), Citizen's Heating Oil, Work-Off Property Tax, Tax Abatement through the Assessors Office, Income Tax Preparation (AARP), Medical Equipment Loan and Health Insurance.
- Quincy – TRIAD Senior Program – R.U.O.K.
A new program sponsored by the Norfolk County Sheriff's office. Seniors sign up for this program and each day they get a call their home to check if they are OK. If there is no answer they call back in five minutes and if there is no answer again, the police are dispatched to check on the senior.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and serves the Greater Boston communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth counties.
We provide private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.