Central Boston Elder Services, a non-profit corporation, helps Boston area seniors remain in their homes by providing short and long-term care. Programs and services are offered to help seniors remain self-sufficient and are available to residents living in the Boston neighborhoods of Allston, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill, North Dorchester, North Jamaica Plain, South End and Roxbury.
Since 1974 Central Boston Elder Services has been helping seniors live independently, and with dignity. Extensive in-home services, ranging from personal care to home delivered meals are available.
Eligibility for services is based on a sliding scale and is determined by age, income and need. Most Boston residents qualify to receive services at little or no charge.
Funding for Central Boston Elder Services is received primarily from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and through private donations and foundations. Professionally staffed and managed, Central Boston Elder Services is governed by an elected board of elders and health care professionals.
History - In 1974, following the tireless efforts of the community leaders and elder activities from nine Boston neighborhoods, Area II Home Care for Senior Citizens was incorporated as a private, non-profit organization. Ten years later (1984), the agency was renamed Central Boston Elder Services, Inc. (CBES), and presently is one of the twenty-seven home care corporations also known as Aging Access Points (ASAPs) affiliated with the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Elder Affairs. It operates with a 501(c)(3) non-profit status. To read message from the Executive Director click here.
Mission - The corporate mission of CBES is to provide services to low income, frail elders, which allow them to remain at home and delay or avoid institutionalization. Central Boston Elder Services staff assesses client needs, arrange and monitor appropriate care and advocate for clients as needed. To read message from the Board President . Member - CBES is a member of the Massachusetts Home care Association, Access Community Care, the National Council on Ageing, the American Society on Ageing, the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and the Massachusetts Public Health Association.
Funding - Funding for CBES is received primarily from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and through private donations and foundations. Professionally staffed and managed, CBES is governed by an elected board of elders and health-care professionals. If you would like to donate please click here
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