Links to useful local resources:
Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association: http://www.mass-ala.org/
Mass-ALFA celebrates over twenty-five years of service in assisted living communities and senior residences with services. They remain committed to fundamental values that have characterized "assisted living," dignity, trust, choice community and independence and provide a search engine for those looking for a community.
Cape Cod Seniors: http://capecodseniors.org/cape-cod-assisted-living-nursing-homes-and-hospitals/cape-cod-nursing-homes/
Find a nursing home on Cape Cod.
ConsumerSafety.org gathers and presents recall information on products, food, medical devices and drugs, and publishes consumer-related news and safety guides. For drug information go to https://www.consumersafety.org/drugs/
Elder Services of the Cape and Islands: www.escci.org
Elder Services is the Cape and Islands' federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the state designated Aging Services Access Point (ASAP). Elder Services provides support, through many programs and services, to make it possible for seniors experiencing illness or disability to continue living at home.
Horizons Geriatric Care Management: www.horizonsgeriatric.com
Horizons provides support, education and resources to elders and their families putting together highly personalized care plans including coordination of outside services, medical oversight, facilitation of legal assistance, coordination of medical appointments and home safety evaluations.
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard: www.hospiceofmv.org
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard was founded in 1981 to bring compassionate and quality end-of-life care to the community of Martha's Vineyard. Their founding principal of providing all care free of charge without insurance reimbursement allows them to serve anyone in need with a life-limiting illness, regardless of treatment choices or prognosis.
Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program (The Resource/TRI): 508-693-3285
Provides forgivable rehabilitation loans up to $35,000 at 0% interest to income qualifiying homeowners.
Island Counseling Center: www.mvcommunityservices.com
Since 1961, the mission of Island Counseling Center (ICC) has been to offer opportunities for Island residents to reach their full potential through the delivery of innovative community based programs providing behavioral health, substance abuse, rehabilitative and support services.
Island Hospice: www.hospicecapecod.org
Island Hospice is a Medicare-certified hospice, offering Martha's Vineyard residents access to hospice services covered by Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare insurance. Island Hospice works in close collaboration with the Hospice of Martha's Vineyard (HMV), and other Island-based healthcare providers to offer a seamless, high-quality continuum of care.
National Caregivers Library: http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/caregivers-resources/grp-disabilities/coping-with-disabilities-article
Here you will find an extensive library dedicated to caregivers. There are numerous articles, forms, checklists and links to valuable resources.
The Seasoned Times: www.seasonedtimes.com
This website is a FREE, informative, and entertaining resource that celebrates the "seasoned times" of life. It is shared by senior service organizations, public libraries and senior living communities across the nation and is colorful, positive and filled with valuable information.
The Sleep Help Institute: https://www.sleephelp.org/senior-sleep-help/
Provides useful information on ways senior citizens can achieve a healthy night's sleep. Also provides reviews on mattresses.
Need a Stair Lift? Consumer affairs will match you with the company that knows exactly what you need. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/stairlifts/
Use this site to donate or adopt gently used medical equipment.
Town of Edgartown: http://www.edgartown-ma.us/cms/
Click on this link to view the town's official website. It contains useful information regarding town departments and meetings as well as contact information.
Vineyard Health Care Access Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, this program was designed to help individuals and families get the health care coverage they need, including MassHealth, Commonwealth Care and Health Safety Net.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod: http://www.vnacapecod.org/, a member of Cape Cod Healthcare, serves patients from Marshfield to Provincetown. The VNA of Cape Cod’s nurses, therapists, home health aides and staff currently provide more than 300,000 home health and hospice care visits annually. The agency also offers screenings, immunizations and wellness programs through its public health initiative.
Windemere Nursing Home and Rehabilitation: Windemeremv.org
Windemere is a five star facility located on the Martha's Vineyard Hospital campus with sweeping views of Vineyard Sound. It offers short-term rehab and long-term care in addition to a 21 bed dementia care unit.
Women Empowered: email@example.com
Women Empowered (WE) is a community-based nonprofit organization which provides life skill coaching to women, and men, who wish to build secure lives and achieve their potential. Their free services are provided by trained volunteer professionals.