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Age in Place

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IN OR NEAR QUINCY

  • Boston Center for Independent Living
    Information and referral services for accessible housing and transportation, a Personal Care Attendance program for disabled people who live independently, and the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program, which helps provide low-interests loans for adaptations to the home for physical access, adaptation to a vehicle for a lift or assistive driving device, and assistive technology for your home or office computer.
  • Age in Place Council - Boston Chaper
    This organization works to provide resources and education/awareness activities for seniors and their families who opt to "age in place" safely and independently.
  • Hudson Accessibility Solutions
    Stairlifts and independent living solutions. Call 800-819-8696 for information.
  • Transportation for Seniors
    Quincy's Department of Elder Services provides free medical transportation to Quincy's seniors, with two weeks notice preferred. A fee-based social transportation service is also available for rides to library, church, movies, stores, social events, and more with a two-day notice.  For more information about either program, please call 617-376-1242.
  • MBTA Accessible Transportation (The Ride)
    This is a paratransit service provides door-to door, shared-ride transportation to eligible people who cannot use fixed-route transit (bus, subway, trolley) all or some of the time because of a physical, cognitive or mental disability.
  • Roche Brothers Supermarkets Home Delivery
    Shop online or call 781-694-5442 (phone lines open Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) for home delivery of groceries. A delivery fee is charged.

Home Care

  • CarePro Home Health Services
    Based in Weymouth, this company offers home health aides, companions/homemakers, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, transportation and more.
  • Home Health Compare
    This website provides you with information on how well the home health agencies in your area care for their patients. From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Multicultural Home Care
    Culturally competent home health care in a variety of languages.
  • Visiting Angels
    Shopping, errands, light housekeeping and more. Call 800-365-4189 for information.
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates
    Since 1886, this organization has helped patients with hospice and home health care, rehabilitation, medical social work and private pay care.

ONLINE

  • AbleData
    Provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment via a searchable database with more than 20,000 currently available products from more than 2,000 different companies. Each product record contains a detailed description of the product the price and where to buy it. Search by product type is the most useful way to search because keyword searching is tricky.
  • Age in Place
    Practical advice and a directory of service providers from the National Aging in Place Council.
  • Aging in Place
    Tips for aging in your home, using technology to help and simplifying your life.
  • The Boulevard Disability Resource Center
    Find suppliers of assistive devices of all types.
  • Live Oak
    A commercial website that sells all types of assistive devices for everyday life, including things like amplified telephones, door knob adapters, clocks with large numbers, utensils with soft grips, etc.
  • getATstuff
    The Assistive Technology Exchange in New England is a free, classified ad-type resource designed to help people find, buy, sell, or give away used AT equipment.
  • STEADI - Older Adult Fall Prevention
    A variety of downloadable PDF brochures that discuss safety in the home, especially regarding falls.
  • Homemods.org
    Info on how to adapt your home to age in place, pay for modifications, and make your home senior safe. Sponsored by the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification.
  • Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling
    Learn how to make your home more safe and accessible.
  • MassMATCH
    MassMATCH is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology (AT) in Consumer's Hands. Our mission is to promote the use of assistive technology and assistive technology services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life's activities.
  • Home Health Compare
    Find a home health agency. Sponsored by medicare.gov.

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