- Overview of Organization and Services:
Welcome to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. We are a private non-profit agency serving elders and disabled adults who reside in Northeast Massachusetts. Established in 1974, our mission is to support an individual’s desire to make their own decisions, secure their independence, and remain living in the community safely.
You may be providing care for an elder relative, friend, or neighbor. It could be as simple as a weekly call, occasional errands or grocery shopping, or a more demanding need for daily visits or round the clock care. For many of us, these challenges are added to a full schedule of family and work obligations. Care-giving may also be a source of stress or concern for you. We want you to know you don’t have to do it alone. We are here to help you find solutions, and get the assistance you need.
Elder Services Care Managers and Nurses work with thousands of elders and family members each day to make sure they have the right services, living arrangements, and access to good health care and benefits. We contract with over 70 different care providers to ensure services delivered meet a variety of individual needs.
- Additional Info:
We can help you find information about elder issues, get referrals for needed services and provide alternatives to nursing home care. We can arrange the necessary care plan to help an individual continue to live at home. We also have caregiver support and respite programs for family caregivers. Some of our programs and services have eligibility requirements and the costs of service are shared with consumers. But assessment and referral services are available to everyone regardless of income or need. Call our toll free number 1-800-892-0890, and ask to speak to the Age Information Department. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is available to listen and help you.
- Demographics Served:
Adults: 19+, Seniors: 60+
- City/Towns Served:
Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
- Types of Services Provided:
Financial Counseling & Financial Literacy, Food Programs, Housing, Parent and Family Support, Physical Health