Options Counseling

WestMass ElderCare is Your Source for Information and Options Counseling for Your Loved Ones

The Options Counselor offers:

  • Phone or in-person counseling services in the hospital, the nursing facility or in the home.
  • A discussion about personal goals, functional capacity, informal/formal supports, and financial situation.
  • A discussion to explore all options available including setting, programs, services, funding options, and more.
  • An unbiased approach to services and supports.
  • Written material regarding long term care options.
  • Assistance as needed to connect with resources, and
  • Follow up contact to determine if needs were addressed.

Help with questions such as:

  • Can I live in the community safely and independently?
  • Should I consider nursing home, assisted living, supportive housing or other living environment?
  • What services and/or assistive devices/home modifications are available to support me living
    in my home?
  • Does my current insurance cover any services and/or home modification? If not, what funding, loans or donations may be available?
  • Can I privately pay for services and/or home modifications?
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