Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) Reminds Customers of Utility Scam

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Scammed? Now What...

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Assisted Living Resource Guide and Consumer Guide

Publications Designed to Help you Navigate the Assisted Living Industry

Mass-ALFA serves to educate our members and the general public about the philosophy of assisted living through a comprehensive, statewide guide to assisted living: Assisted Living in Massachusetts - Resource Guide and Consumer Guide. These publciations are free to both Mass-ALFA members as well as the general public.

  • The Resource Guide is a user-friendly list of Massachusetts assisted living residences in alphabetical order. The guide includes frequently asked questions as well as the consumer checklist. The back section of the guide contains a glossary of terms and all Mass-ALFA members listed by profession and alphabetically. To order a copy of this guide, please complete the Resource Guide Request Form.
  • The Consumer Guide was created to help individuals and families considering assisted living, including for those with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This guide includes general advice for selecting an assisted living residence as well as information about Alzheimer's diesease, memory loss and dementia, and provides resources to help you as your search for an assisted living residence progresses. You can download the complete Consumer Guide or download the text only version.
  • ALFA Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Community covers a range of topics to help consumers make informed decisions about prospective assisted living communities. This 12-page brochure includes a handy checklist covering topics such as checklist covering topics such as services, residency agreements, costs, activities, and other more in-depth questions. Download a free PDF.
For questions about either of these publications, please contact Mass-ALFA at 781-622-5999 or massalfa@massalfa.org.

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Brochure: A Guide to Nursing Home Care

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, working with professional organizations, resident advocates and legislators has developed this brochure. We hope you will keep it handy and use it as a quick reference to important information about nursing home care and regulations.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Checklist for Your Next Doctor Visit

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Are you visiting your doctor? Be prepared with a checklist...

Are you visiting your doctor or other health care provider? Be prepared with a list of questions you can take with you.

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New to Medicare? Low Income? Don't Have a Drug Plan Yet? Need to Pick Up Your Prescriptions?

The LI NET Program ensures that individuals with Medicare’s low-income subsidy (LIS), or “Extra Help,” who are not yet enrolled in a Part D prescription drug plan are still able to obtain immediate prescription drug coverage. 

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MassHealth Coverage Types and Member Forms

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MassHealth Mail and Fax Cover Sheet

MassHealth has published a Mail and Fax Cover Sheet that should be used when sending documents to the Enrollment Centers or Central Processing Unit.  There are two important points to remember when using this form:
  1. DO NOT PHOTOCOPY THIS FORM.  A new form should be printed with every use.  This form contains a barcode that is used by MassHealth's new scanning system.  Photocopying the form can diminish the integrity of the barcode and make it illegible to the scanning system.
  2. Please use one cover sheet per household.  If you are sending documents for multiple cases, use a separate cover sheet for each case.

AT THE CROSSROADS...Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Driving - Publication by The Hartford

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Senior Housing in Peabody

Senior Housing Options in Peabody

Market Value

Eaves by Avalon (formerly Essex Place)

    51 Keys Drive
    Peabody, MA  01960
Terrace Estates

    152 Shore Dr # A,
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 531-1172
Brown School Residences

    200 Lynn St
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 977-977-0000

Public Housing (Subsidized)

Rent based on 30% of income.

Peabody Housing Auithority (age 60+)
Executive Director Anne Marie Burns

·         667/1 Bresnahan Street      35 units
·         667-2 Wilson Terrace           50 units
·         667-3 Connolly Terrace        52 units
·         667-4 Eastman Park              52 units
·         667-5 Rockdale Park             50 units
·         667-6 Seaglitz*                      78 units
·         667-7 Farnsworth                 29 units

*        The Seeglitz is located at 75 Central Street.  It has a federal subsidy and requires a separate application (green).
      Checklist of Docs>>
            Application for Seaglitz *>>
      (print w/color printer or on green paper)
      Supplement to Application>>

*        The other buildings (Bresnahan, Wilson Terrace, Connolly Terrace, Eastman Park, Rockdale Park and Farnsworth are state subsidized and require a separate application (white).
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Peabody Housing Authority

    75 Central Street
    Peabody, MA - 01960
    (978) 531-1938
Peabody housing authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of the areas housing choice voucher program - section 8. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for these vouchers and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of housing assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of assistance, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures.
Type of Listing: Housing Authority

Privately Owned Affordable Housing (income based) 62+
88 Units
Fairweather Apartments

    20 Central St 
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 744-7835

Rent subsidies are available for income-qualified residents. Professional on-site management, with 24-hour emergency response, is offered by Preservation Housing Management.

140 Units
Peabody House

    18 Walnut St
    Peabody, MA - 01960

Peabody house is a senior low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (housing and urban development division).
Type of Listing: HUD Subsidized Apartment
Section 8 Housing assistance is available where approved.

173 Units
Tannery II

    12 Crowninshield Street
    Peabody, MA - 01960

Tannery II is a family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (housing and urban development division).
Type of Listing: HUD Subsidized Apartment
Section 8 Housing assistance is available where approved.

48 Units

            98 Central Street
            Peabody, MA - 01960
            (978) 531-5883

Penelope is a senior affordable living community.
Type of Listing: HUD Subsidized Apartment
Section 8 Housing assistance where approved.