Elder Services/Long-Term Care

Acton Public Health Nursing Service

The Acton Public Health Nursing Service is dedicated to fostering individual and community health in and around the Acton community.The nursing service provides public health services and certified home care to the residents of Acton.

VA Long-Term Care

The department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a spectrum of geriatric and extended care services to veterans enrolled in its health care system.

SHINE Program

Serving Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) provides free health insurance counseling and assistance for Medicare beneficiaries for all ages. The also provide help in understanding medical programs and filing information.

Minuteman Senior Care

Minuteman Senior Care provides numerous services for veterans.

Home Care
Individuals who want to remain in their own home but need assistance with activities of daily living may find that the Minuteman Home Care Program may meet their needs. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs is the primary funding source for these programs. Co-payments for services are based on a sliding fee scale.

Home Care Services
A comprehensive in-home assessment is conducted by a case manager who, in conjunction with a nurse, determines program eligibility. The case, client, and family caregivers develop a care plan which is reassessed on a regular basis. Services are delivered through Minuteman's extensive network of subcontracted provider agencies. The care plan may include one or more of the following services within budgetary restrictions:
  • Adult Day Health Program
  • Chore Service
  • Companion
  • Dementia Day Program
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Home Based Wandering Response System
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Home Health Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Services
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Dispensing System
  • Personal Care
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Social Day Care
  • Transportation
  • Vision Habilitation
  • Memory Disorder Assessments
  • Home Modification
Program Eligibility
  • Age: 60 years or older
  • Finances: meet the guidelines as set by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • Need: require assistance with a number of activities of daily living, even if other supports offer partial assistance.
Minuteman Senior Services
26 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: Toll Free (888) 222-6171 or (781) 272-7177