My parents need help with the housework, shopping, and rides. They tell their doctor they’re fine, but they’re not! I keep trying to help them. Is there someone I can talk to about their situation?

Absolutely. That is what we are here for. Please call the Department of Elder Affairs at 781-848-1963 and ask for the Outreach program. We can work with you to help your parents. It is often tricky dealing with a family situation such as yours, but if the issues are approached with sensitivity, positive changes can be effected which will help both you and your parents.

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1. How can I get a ride?
2. How early can I get a ride?
3. My elderly family members need help and I can't get there every week to help. Is there any help out there for that issue?
4. My father is being released from a rehabilitation facility in two days. He will need a commode, a shower bench, wheelchair, etc. Where should we start looking for those items?
5. My parents need help with the housework, shopping, and rides. They tell their doctor they’re fine, but they’re not! I keep trying to help them. Is there someone I can talk to about their situation?
6. The house is getting to be too much for my parents to handle. What are their options for housing if they sell their home?
7. What towns will the van go to?
8. What types of volunteer positions are available?
9. What would be the hourly commitment that a volunteer would have to make?