Helpful Resources – Our Favorite Websites
When you have questions, these websites are great places to start. As always, feel free to call any Berkshire Healthcare facility to learn more about senior living and long-term care.
Berkshire Health Systems
Our Berkshire-based partner in health care.
Our in house agency for the placement of RNs and LPNs and on a per diem, contract or permanent basis.
Our own institutional pharmacy that exclusively serves Berkshire Healthcare’s family of senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is the state’s largest association of long-term care providers, representing more than 500 nursing and residential care facilities, hospital-based transitional care units, assisted living residences, and retirement communities.
A guide to planning, preparing, and paying for long term care—in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. A consumer site sponsored by two nonprofit organizations: the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.
Medicare.gov is the official US Government Website for people with Medicare. It provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health and prescription drug plans, and long-term care. It also includes search tools to help you find and compare a wide variety of healthcare providers, including nursing homes.
Division of Medical Assistance
The Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) is the single state agency in Massachusetts that administers Medicaid (Title XIX) and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), part of Title XXI. In Massachusetts, Medicaid and CHIP are combined into one program called MassHealth. DMA also manages the Insurance Partnership for small businesses.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s care, research, and support. Through a national network of advocates and chapters, it advances research, improves services and care, creates awareness of Alzheimer's disease, and mobilizes support.
American Healthcare Association
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each day
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
The mission of the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts is to advance and promote excellence in end-of-life care.