Guardianship of an Adult

Elders with decision-making problems or physical impairment

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)

Massachusetts Senior Care Association

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Geriatric Care Managers of New England

Administration on Aging

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 Massachusetts Elder Abuse Hot Line

1-800-922-2275; open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)

Interactive Educational Guardianship Video
Stepping in When Help is Needed: An Interactive Educational Video on Guardianship and Conservatorship in Massachusetts. Produced and distributed by Northnode, Inc. For information, or to obtain a copy of the video and training manual, contact Judith Lennett, at

Intellectual Disability

The ARC of Massachusetts

Social Security Administration:  Disability Benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs:  Benefits

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Mental Health Concerns

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Massachusetts

Department of Mental Health, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Treatment Advocacy Center

Alcoholics Anonymous


Narcotics Anonymous


Department of Veterans Affairs: Benefits

Home Base Program

Medical Conditions

Alzheimer’s  Disease
Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Autism Speaks

US Autism and Asperger Association

Asperger’s Assocation of New England

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Dementia: Binswanger’s Disease

Multi-infarct Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia or Pick’s Disease

Diabetes: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

Huntington’s Disease

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Heart, Lung and Blood Health Information Center:

Parkinson Disease

The American Parkinson Disease Association

APDA, Massachusetts Chapter


American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

Traumatic Brain Injury


Massachusetts Initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology

New England INDEX Information on Disabilities Exchange

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities