WMEC Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity

As an organization that fully embraces the diversity of our community as one of our greatest strengths, WestMass ElderCare acknowledges and is deeply saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd, and too many other acts of violence and inequality Black individuals have endured recently, over the past decades and throughout the history of our country.

These events clearly illustrate that racism and oppression are still present in our country, and contribute to many other profound economic impacts, health care disparities, and social inequities that further harm the African American, Latinx, Asian American, indigenous and other non-white older adults and persons with disabilities that we serve.

We are proud of our history of serving our community’s most vulnerable residents, most recently during COVID-19 and over the last 45 years, including older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. We also know that we have much work to do to address the insidious effects of systemic racism on our community and country.  We are committed to not being silent, and instead to being part of a peaceful solution.

WMEC will continue to work within our workplace and with our communities, to embrace diversity and to stand against the legacy of systemic bias, racism and unequal treatment of any person, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. WMEC believes that everyone is created equal and is committed to ensuring and that all people receive the opportunity to pursue our nation’s foundational principles, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

This is a time to renew our support for social equity and equal justice, and to listen carefully to the diverse voices and experiences of older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers and our staff.

We will do this by examining our own privileges and their impact on our words and actions and redoubling our commitment to provide a work environment and service to our community, which prioritize safety, dignity, and equality for all.  Just as with COVID-19, we are all in this together, as an agency, as a community and as a nation.

Elder Care

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Who We Are

We help find the solution that’s right for your loved one.

Services & Programs for Elders
& People with Disabilities

Elder Care

Options Counseling

WestMass ElderCare is your source for information and Options Counseling for your loved ones.

Elder Care

Home Care Program

Our Home Care Program offers a wide variety of specialized programs and options for individuals to live independently at home.

Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care provides room, board, and personal care services in a family-like setting, for elders and disabled individuals who require a supervised living environment.

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LGBTQ Support

Our LGBTQ Support program offers a variety of affirming and inclusive services for LGBTQ seniors including our Rainbow Supper Club. 

Personal Care Attendant

Personal Care Attendant

Personal care assistance is provided in the home to people with disabilities or chronic disabling disease who need assistance with activities of daily living.

Nutrition Program

Nutrition Program

The Nutrition Program provides a nutritionally balanced, hot, noon meal to seniors age 60 and older and eligible persons with disabilities under age 60.

Family Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Support for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do in your lifetime. It can also be one of life’s most stressful undertakings.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Long Term Care Ombudsman

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides a way for nursing and rest home residents to voice their concerns and have their complaints addressed.

Housing Options

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Supportive Housing

Providing 24-Hr Personal Care Staff and on-call staff available to all residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for unforeseen and unplanned personal care and homemaking assistance.

Disaster Recovery and Cleanup Restoration

Congregate Housing

Congregate Housing is a housing option for elders and persons with disabilities. While there is not 24-hour staffing, supportive services are available as needed to provide assistance with activities of daily living.

We are here for you

Aging and living with disabilities can create challenges and opportunities. That’s where WestMass ElderCare comes in. When you, or someone you care for, need help making decisions, call us. We can provide you with information about resources available so that you can make an informed choice.

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