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 for seniors

MassHealth offers a broad range of health-care services by paying for part or all of a MassHealth member's health insurance, or paying medical providers for services given to MassHealth members.

Click below to link to Senior Guide to Health Care Coverage and for persons of any age needing long term care.

Senior Guide to Health Care Coverage [SACA-1 (03/15)]



Application for Health Coverage for Seniors and People Needing Long-Term-Care Services [SACA-2 (03/15)  pdf format of Application for Health Coverage for Seniors
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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 30, 2015

Food Stamps Confidential Screenings Call Today! Check Your Benefits


Get the Food You Need to Stay Healthy
Apply for SNAP/Food Stamps
Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline offers free, confidential screenings for SNAP/Food Stamp eligibility as well as assistance completing the application over the phone.
Counselors are also available to help current recipients ensure they are receiving the maximum benefits.
Call Today!  1-800-645-8333
Seniors should press 2 for the dedicated Senior Line
Monday-Friday 8am-7pm & Saturday 10am-2 pm
*Special hours for seniors in February, March and April*
Mondays & Wednesday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm