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Services

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services provides the following array of in-home services and programs for seniors, caregivers, and younger people living with disabilities. Our Information and Resource Center staff can help identify which services best suit your needs.

SCES Quick Guide (pdf)

Adult Family Care
provides a supportive family environment for older adults and people with disabilities who are unable to live alone.

Caregiver Support
offers support and services to help caregivers maintain their commitment without burning out.

Group Adult Foster Care
provides daily, in-home personal care assistance to older adults and people with disabilities.

Home Care/Casemanagement
provides state-subsidized services to eligible older residents of Cambridge and Somerville who need assistance so they may continue to live safely at home.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
provides advocacy for residents of nursing and rest homes in order to improve their quality of life and care.

Memory Disorder
guides older people, their partners, families and caregivers through the sometimes confusing terrain of available eldercare options.

Money Management
matches trained and insured volunteers with older adults who need help writing checks, balancing their checkbooks, budgeting monthly income, and running bank errands.

Options Counseling & Care Advice
provides information, advice, support and connections to services for older adults, their partners, families, and caregivers.

Protective Services
investigates allegations of abuse, financial exploitation, neglect or self neglect; provides on going casework, and coordinates service plans designed to alleviate risk/abuse.

Respite Services for Caregivers
offers caregivers relief from their caregiving tasks and time to care for themselves.

SHINE
provides information and assistance regarding health insurance and benefits to older people, disabled Medicare beneficiaries, and their family, partners, and caregivers.

Take Charge
allows consumers to control the design and delivery of their personal care services.