Each client of Central Boston Elder Services (CBES) is assigned a case manager to develop an individual care plan.
Case managers oversee and keep clients up-to-date of elder advocacy programs and are knowledgeable about benefits, funding
sources and guidelines for services and program beyond the scope CBES. As the needs of each client changes, case managers
make the necessary adjustments to ensure proper care is as responsive as possible.
Eligibility for services is based on a sliding scale and is determined by age, income and needs. Most Boston residents
qualify to receive services at little or no charge.
Services Available to Elders
Adaptive Housing includes minor housing adjustments or home modifications.
Adult Day Health provides an organized program of health care and supervision, restoration services and social
Boston Money Management offers assistance with management of funds.
Caregiver Alliance of Suffolk County is a partnership including CBES, Boston Senior Home Care, Ethos, the City of Boston Elderly Commission and Chelsea-Revere-Winthrop Home Care. This year Caregiver Alliance added a respite component as a support system for caregivers. Five specialized outreach programs were created with LGBT Aging Project ( Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender), Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, the Beacon Project, Mass alliance for Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), Alzheimer's Association Hispanic Outreach and the Women Educational Industrial Union. Caregiver Alliance also developed a new website: www.caregiveralliance.org.
Collaboration Partners to see a list of our collaboration partners please click here
Chore Service includes household duties such as vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning bathrooms and heavier chores, such as washing floors, cleaning ovens, attics and basements.
Companion Service provides company and supervision and offers temporary relief to family members who are acting as caregivers.
Dementia Day Care addresses needs of seniors living with Alzheimer's Disease, related disorder and other dementia.
Emergency Shelter provides temporary overnight shelter for a client without a home
Grocery Shopping Delivery provides assistance as needed.
Group Adult Foster Care offers an alternative to nursing home placement by providing daily assistance and monthly visits by a nurse or case manager.
Home Delivered Meals provides the delivery of well balance meals that meet nutritional and dietary standards.
Home Health Service includes nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as a Home Health Aide.
Homemaker performs day-to-day household tasks such as light cleaning, shopping. laundry, meal planning and preparation.
Laundry Service provides washing, drying, folding and delivery by a commercial company for a client with no other means of having laundry cleaned.
Personal Care assists clients with everyday needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, shaving and medication reminders.
Personal Emergency Response System allows clients experiencing a medical emergency at home to transmit a digital warning to a central monitoring system.
Protective   Legal Service provides clients, who may be victims of an alleged abuse, an evaluation and legal representative by an attorney if deemed appropriate.
Respite Care provides clients temporary relief care in a nursing facility, rest home or Adult Foster Care program.
Senior Pharmacy Program is designed to ensure that the high cost of prescription drugs does not threaten the well-being if individuals living on fixed or modest income.
Social Day Care offers clients daytime supervision at sites outside the home and includes activities such as grooming, snacks, meals and planned recreational and social activities.
Supportive Home Care Aide provides assistance with meal preparation, shopping, menu planning, light house-keeping and personal care. Socialization and escorts are provided for clients with emotional or behavioral problems.
Transportation Service provides transport for clients who have no other means of transportation.
If you are an elder or know of an elder who needs assistance contact
Central Boston Elder Services by calling (617) 277-7416