By providing assistance to help a loved one enjoy the best quality of life for as long as possible, you play a critical role in meeting the needs of our aging population. The following resources are provided to ease the burdens you face daily and help you access the support you need.
Of course, we are always happy to talk with you about your specific situation. We invite you to call the Distinguished Care Options Customer Center at 508-653-8512.
Please keep in mind that the resources listed here are intended for reference only and that inclusion of an organization does not constitute a recommendation by Distinguished Care Options or any of its employees; Distinguished Care Options cannot be responsible for endorsing all of the agencies listed.
Assisted Living Guides
Assisted Living Facilities
American Cancer Society
American Chronic Pain Association
Jewish Funeral Directors Association (JFDA)
Massachusetts Commission on End of Life Care
Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
Advance directive form: http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3289
Funeral preplanning – http://www.nfda.org/planning-a-funeral/preplanning.html
American Hospice Foundation
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Hospice Foundation of America
National Association of Home Care & Hospice
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Center for Eldercare and Advanced Illness
Take Charge of Your Life Partnership
The EPEC Project (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care)
Incontinence/Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc.
National Association for Rare Disorders
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)
National Stroke Association
VNAs of America
Below is a list of regional resources to help individuals faced with the responsibilities of caring for a family member or friend.
Home care resources