WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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and/or mental impairment, continuing care facilities in effect offer one-stop shopping. While all share the basic concept, each offers its own mix of medical, social, and support offerings – and cost structure. "The terminology gets confusing and some of the advertising is misleading," says Raskin. You need to ask about the specific services offered at each level of care: Are the providers in-house or contracted? Are you guaranteed appropriate housing should your needs change? How sophisti- cated is the on-site care? Does the facility have particular specialties, such as memory support or physical rehabilitation? Under North Hill's Life Care Option, independent living residents pay a $40,000 upfront fee that guarantees that their basic monthly rates will not increase should they move into higher Retirement Living 118 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 Where to call or click for help Here is just a sampling of local and national resources: n WELLESLEY COUNCIL ON AGING 781.235.3961 or www.wellesleyma.gov (click on Departments) n WESTON COUNCIL ON AGING 781.786.6280 or www.weston.govoffice.com (click on Town Departments) n SPRINGWELL Provides eligible seniors in western suburbs with advice and home care through state subsidized programs. 617.926.4100 or www.springwell.org n CJP SENIORDIRECT Advice by phone or Internet on care for seniors in Greater Boston. The nonsectarian service is provided by Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston through funding from Combined Jewish Philanthropies. 800.980.1982 or www.cjpseniordirect.org n MASSACHUSETTS OFFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS Website offers consumer guides to all levels of senior housing. Besides those discussed in accompanying article, it includes lesser known options like support- ive and congregate housing. www.mass.gov/elders/housing n SNAPFORSENIORS Provides advice on selecting an appropriate set- tings and a database of senior facilities nationwide. www.seniorhousinglocator.org n YOUR ELDER CARE EXPERTS Website provides a list of recommended articles and books, advisory services, housing options, financial help and advice for family discussions. Based in Waltham, the agency has a staff of geriatric care managers. 866.924.9543 or info@yourelderexperts.com n NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS Offers database for local and national care managers. www.caremanager.org

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