Coastline Elderly Services
Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. provides programs, services, information, and resources to older adults and individuals with disabilities to help them remain at home and independent.
We believe everyone has the right to resources that allow them to choose how they would like to receive care so they can continue living independently with dignity and respect.
The majority of our programs are available to residents of Greater New Bedford and the surrounding towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Gosnold, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester. Even if you don’t live in one of these towns, please still call us so we can direct you to the agency that covers your community.
We encourage you to call our Information & Referral Department so we can learn more about you and your needs, and direct you to the right resources, either at Coastline or another community organization.
Programs and Services
HOME CARE SERVICES
Home Care Services are available to older adults age 60 and older. All of the services within this program help you or your loved one continue living independently at home. Services include light cleaning, light meal preparation, laundry, personal care assistance such as bathing and dressing, and respite services such as Adult Day Health.
The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program is available to individuals of any age who suffer from a disability that hinders their ability to perform necessary daily functions such as going to the bathroom or showering.
The Family Caregiver Support Program provides information, resources, and referrals to anyone caring for an older adult who may suffer from a chronic disease, dementia, disabilities, or other illness.
The Community Mainstream program screens older adults to determine their eligibility for public resources such as SNAP benefits and fuel assistance, among others.
Each year Coastline funds numerous programs that meet the needs of older adults. These organizations are funded to provide older adults and their caregivers with supplemental programs that address their mental and physical well being and socializa-tion and transportation needs.
Through this program the Options Counselor will meet with you, listen to your personal situation, and provide you with options for current or future needs regarding long term care planning, including programs and services, support groups, community resources, and general guidance.
MONEY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Money Management Program connects older adults with a volunteer who helps them budget their money each month and pay their bills to ensure they avoid debt and other financial hardships.
The SHINE Counselor works with older adults to help them understand their medical benefits, apply for MassHealth, appeal decisions made by MassHealth, and answer any other health care related questions.
SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) places older adults in positions at local nonprofits to gain on-the-job training, support, and job-seeking skills.
Coastline’s Nutrition Program serves thousands of hot, nutritious meals to seniors age 60 and older living throughout Greater New Bedford and its surrounding towns.
NURSING HOME OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Program matches volunteers with an area nursing home. Volunteers visit the nursing home on a weekly basis to listen to, mediate, and resolve resident complaints, as well as advocate for residents.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST