Ethos provides a variety of services that meet the standards of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
Services may be provided by agencies that Ethos has contracts with or may be provided by someone that consumers hire, train and schedule by themselves.
Interested in services? Please call Boston Elder INFO (617-292-6211).
Ethos' Services Include:
Homemaker - Assistance with light housekeeping, dish washing, vacuuming, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and meal preparation by trained homemakers.
Personal Care - Activities performed by specially trained homemakers to assist the client with daily hygiene and grooming needs. An Ethos nurse will work with you to complete a care plan that meets your needs.
Home Delivered Meals - Nutritionally balanced meals are delivered by drivers who also provide a welcome link to the outside word.
Home Health Services - Medically required, trained assistance such as short term nursing care and home health aides.
Chore - Assistance with heavy household tasks from trained workers.
Adaptive Housing - Funding for minor changes or modifications in a home to correct hazards and provide a safe environment for frail elders.
Personal Emergency Response System - A medical alert system that allows elders in medical emergencies to summon assistance.
Companions - Trained volunteers visit frail elders on a regular basis, providing caregivers with a much needed break in their routine, and some time to themselves.
Adult Day Health - A program providing supervision and assistance with medication, personal care and health care, along with socialization through organized, group activities in a setting outside the home.
Transportation - Contracts with licensed livery companies that provide elders with transportation to medical appointments.
Supportive Home Care Aide - Service provides basic homemaking and personal care tasks for elders who may have personal issues,that make service delivery challenging.
Short Term Respite Beds - Short stays at selected facilities for elders whose 24 hour caregivers are unavailable.
Medication Dispensing System - An automated dispenser that allows an elder to receive medication at appropriate intervals.
Vision Rehabilitation - A service designed to instruct people who are visually impaired in the use of skills and aids that will enable them to live safely, productively, and as independently as possible.
Safe Return - A program administered through the Alzheimer’s Association, which registers a person with dementia. If that person wanders, identifying information is forwarded to police and community health agencies
Habilitation Therapy- A service designed to help caregivers work more successfully with a loved one with dementia.
Care Transitions- A program that teaches a common sense system to help people manage their health so that they can avoid excess hospital stays.
Long Term Care Options Counseling- A service provided to individuals who do not have MassHealth and are considering nursing home admission. The goal is to have consumers be aware of all long term care options in the community besides nursing home placement.