Third Thursdays. An Education Series For People Caring For Someone with Alzheimer’s.

These programs are complimentary and are designed to help you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, link you to community resources, and provide support. If you are currently caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia, they are invited to come a long. They will participate in an engaging activity while you attend…

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Dementia care standards finalized for MA nursing homes

Nearly two years after Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation mandating minimum standards for dementia special care units, state regulators Wednesday finalized new rules that will require at least eight hours of initial training for workers in such units, and four additional hours annually. The rules also require that the facilities have at least one “therapeutic activities…

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Long-Term Care in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a lengthy history of supporting the long-term care needs of elders and people with disabilities across the lifespan. The Patrick Administration’s long-term care policy is community first, an approach that emphasizes maximizing independence in home and community settings while assuring access to needed institutional care. This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the…

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