MEDICAL


Neurologist Dr. Shabbir Abbasi
New England Neurological Associates, P.C.
354 Merrimack Street
Bldg One, Entrance D
Lawrence, MA
p. 978-687-2321
f. 978-685-7265
e. contact@neneuro.com
w. http://neneuro.com
Dr. Abbassi also practices out of the Haverhill Office.

 

Neurologist Dr. Samuel Frank, MD
725 Albany St., Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
To schedule appointments, contact the Boston University HD social worker Allyson Gormley at 617-638-7747.

 

Visiting Nurse Association - assistance with selecting a VNA
www.vnaa.org

Hospice Federation of MA- assistance with selecting a Hospice Service
1-781-255-7077
www.hospicefed.org
National - www.nho.org

 

MA Lifeline - emergency response service
www.safelinkwireless.com

1-800-SAFELINK, 723-3546
must print application, mail or fax back

 

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center - a centralized resource for the collection and distribution of human brain specimens for brain research.

http://www.brainbank.mclean.org/

1-800-Brain-Bank

 

SOCIAL SERVICES-PRIVATE

MA NASW - assistance with finding private practice therapist
1-888-294-6279
www.naswma.org



DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS


MA Office - Disability application
1-800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability

MA Rehabilitation Commission - resources for accessible housing, transportation, loan assistance, career counseling
1-800-245-6543
www.mass.gov/mrec

MA Network of Information Providers - lists of professionals working with people with disabilities
1-800-642-0249
www.disabilityinfo.org

 

 

ELDER SERVICES


MA Office of Elder Affairs - services for seniors
1-800-882-2003
www.ageinfo.com

 

Grandparents raising grandchildren
chhs.gsu.edu/nationalcenter
404-651-1049
www.aarp.org/grandparents

 

 

ADULT DAY SERVICES

 

National Adult Day Services - assistance with finding a day program
1-800-558-5301
www.nadsa.org

 


RESIDENTIAL CARE


Farren Care Center
Turner's Falls MA
413-774-3111

Western MA Hospital
Westfield MA
413-562-4131

Lowell Healthcare
Lowell MA
1-800-966-5644

Tewksbury State Hospital
Tewksbury MA
978-851-7321

Coyne Health Center
Rockland MA
877-322-6963

Laurel Lake Center
Lee MA
413-243-2010

Braintree Manor
Braintree MA
781-234-7993


INSURANCE

MA Medicaid - insurance application, must submit financial verification
1-888-665-9993
www.massresources.org

Federal Medicare insurance
 1-800-772-1213
www.medicare.gov

MA SHINE - consumer advice regarding how to select insurance
1-800-882-2003

 

Long term care insurance info
MA Division of Insurance Consumer line
617-521-7794
www.mass.gov/dol

 

 

LEGAL

MA Disability Law Center - assistance with legal advice
1-800-872-9992
www.dlc-ma.org

MA Bar Association - lawyer referral
1-800-392-6164
www.massbar.org

 

TRANSPORTATION


The Ride - transportation, vans that can accommodate wheelchairs, application required
1-800-533-6282
www.mbta.com

 

Disabled Placard/Plate - application requires signature of MD/NP
www.massrmv.com or local registry
1-800-858-3926

 


HOUSING/FOOD STAMPS

MassAcess - MA Accessible Housing Registry
www.massaccesshousingregistry.org

800-466-3111

 

MA Dept of Transitional Assistance - food stamps
www.massgov/dta

 

 

VETERANS

 

Veterans Administration
877-222-8387
www.va.gov

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Mass 211 - general resources
in  MA dial 211
out of state - 877-211-6277

 

www.agingwithdignity.org - "The Five Wishes"  advice for helping make medical decisions