Services

Why Choose GRC?

We’re a bit different than other agencies.  Not only do we provide outstanding care, we engage with our clients so that they feel involved, and that they’re playing an active role in their personalized care.

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We’ve been serving Greater Boston/MetroWest as one of the area’s best agencies for over 42 years.

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We reduce the stress and make life easier for the entire family.

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We love what we do!

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About Our Services

Since 1978 Geriatric Resource Centre has been providing personal homecare services for seniors in the Greater Boston/ MetroWest area. We’re very proud that we’ve become one of the most recognizable names in the industry.  Our success has been the result of our dedication to providing outstanding and compassionate care, but also for  our ability to hire top-quality home care professionals.  Below we’ve listed our most commonly requested services.  However we encourage you to contact us so we can address the specific or unique needs of your loved one. 

Personal Homecare

For personal homecare support, GRC can help.  Whether your need is short or long-term, our caregivers are among the best in the homecare industry.  Personal Homecare from GRC may include:

Flexible Scheduling Short Hours
24 Hour Care Live-in Care
Privy Care Light Meal Prep
Medication Reminders Appointment Support
Errands Light Housekeeping
Condition monitoring and communication with client’s Case Manager Social Engagement

Transition/Recovery Care

Planning on having day surgery, or an in-office procedure?  Our caregivers will make sure your loved one arrives on time.  After the procedure we’ll help them get comfortable, prepare their meals, and provide assistance with their post-procedure instructions.

Medication Monitoring Transportation to/from medical appointments
Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation
Medication Pick-up Grocery Shopping
Toileting Assistance Companionship
Mobility Assistance Following PT Excercises

 

Companion Care

Living at home can at times be isolating and lonely.  A companion caregiver provides conversation, engagement, and interaction… all of which helps to ease onsets of depression or loneliness.  Our companion caregivers provide a sense of relief for individuals living independently or who have family living far away.  We help manage the small daily tasks that might otherwise be neglected without companion care.

Running errands Accompanying to appointments
Mealtime companionship Reading
Attending activities together Engaging in conversation
Light housekeeping Light meal prep

 

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Memory Care

For clients who are experiencing issues such as memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s, GRC can provide caregivers who have extensive experience in memory care.  We help to keep clients safe, alleviate stress factors, and provide stability.  With a care plan tailored to their unique needs, we engage our clients with activities, enjoying meals together, and providing emotional support.  Memory care from our caregivers may include:

Stable daily routines Positive reinforcement
Meal prep Medication assistance
Transportation to appointments Carefully monitoring any safety concerns
Monitoring their medical status Providing compassion and understanding
Engagement with the client Tending to personal care
Providing continuous supervision Reminders

 

Additional Support Care

For clients moving into assisted living facilities, Geriatric Resource Centre can provide additional support to help ease the transition into their new surroundings. Caregivers can assist with helping clients settle in, start a new routine, and aide in socialization.  Our caregivers are also available to provide additional support for clients living in long-term care settings.  Clients who require more one-on-one time then the facility can provide, can utilize GRC caregivers for additional personal care.

Although most of our services are focused towards the elderly, we have staff well-versed in assisting clients of all ages and abilities.

Assistance with bathing Assistance with aids for daily living
Escort to appointments Engagement and socialization
Providing supervision Safety
Advocate for client Incontinence care

 

Respite Care

Very often, a family member becomes the main caregiver.  GRC allows relief for the family, whether for short term, occasional, or for limited care.  If the main caregiver needs a break or needs to travel out of the area, they can do so confidently knowing that a GRC caregiver is at home, following the care plan.  Respite Care service from GRC may include:

Temporary care Light housekeeping
Meal prep Medication reminders
Errands Appointment assistance
Companionship Activities of daily living

 

Hospice Care and End of Life Care

During these difficult days, seniors are usually more at ease to be in the comfort of their own home.  GRC caregivers are experienced in providing comfort and compassion and also can tend to the usual everyday tasks, allowing family members to focus on connecting with their loved one.  In addition, we are very experienced and well-skilled to provide delicate care for our hospice clients, helping them to bathe, change, and provide them with needed comfort. 

Geriatric Resource Centre has long standing relationships with several of the top hospice agencies in the area.  We work together as a team communicating with the hospice staff, monitoring client health status, and communicating closely with the hospice care team.

Emotional support Administering pre-filled comfort medications
Light housekeeping Communicationg with hospice staff
Following hospice recommendations Advocating for client’s needs/comfort
Reading/playing music for clients Bedside care
Proving compassion and security

 

Frequently Asked Questions

While these questions are frequently asked, we get occassional questions not listed here.  Please reach out to us and we’re most happy to provide answers. 

617-332-7610

617-332-7610

Reach out to us directly by phone or by using the contact form to send an email.

Do you provide services in non-traditional home settings?

Geriatric Resource Centre provides services in settings such as private homes, assisted living, memory care units, nursing homes, etc. When our clients and or their family members see a need for increased care, we are able to come in as an additional support team.

Do you accept long-term care insurance?

Yes we accept long-term care insurance.

Do you accept Medicare?

No, we do not accept Medicare. Medicare will only cover skilled services that you would receive from a doctor, hospital, or therapy services. Medicare does not cover personal care, homemaking, companionship care.

Am I signing a contract?

Geriatric Resource Centre requires that you sign a service agreement that outlines our policies. You are able to discontinue services at any time.

What is your cancellation Policy?

Geriatric Resource Centre requires at least 24 hour notice to cancel services otherwise a cancellation fee will be charged.

Can I use your services only once/on a need basis?

Geriatric Resource Centre is very flexible with our clients. If you are in need for daily, weekly, monthly care or if you are in need of our services just once, we are able to find a caregiver to meet your unique needs.

Is there flexibility in scheduling?

Geriatric Resource Centre will work with you to find a caregiver or a team of caregivers that will be able to provide you support. If you are looking for ongoing care, respite care, or short-term care, we are here to help you in your time of need. 

Do you provide In-Home Non-medical Assessments?

 Before starting services, Geriatric Resource Centre will schedule a meeting with you and your family in person or virtually. During this meeting, Geriatric Resource Centre will complete a non-medical assessment that will provide us with a better understanding of your unique needs, what you are looking for in a caregiver, and how we can provide you with the best care if our services are appropriate for the current needs.

Do you provide In-Home Non-medical Assessments?

 Before starting services, Geriatric Resource Centre will schedule a meeting with you and your family in person or virtually. During this meeting, Geriatric Resource Centre will complete a non-medical assessment that will provide us with a better understanding of your unique needs, what you are looking for in a caregiver, and how we can provide you with the best care if our services are appropriate for the current needs.

Are Caregivers Insured?

At Geriatric Resource Centre, our caregivers are our employees. Our agency is fully insured.

What is Geriatric Resource Centre’s Hiring Process?

Geriatric Resource Centre requires all potential hires fill out an extensive application, complete a rigorous interview, pass a full criminal background check as well as be able to provide excellent references from previous families worked with. Geriatric Resource Centre want to ensure that the caregivers we hire are able to represent our values and expectations. It is important to us that all of our caregivers are certified nursing assistants (CNAs)and home health aides (HHA). We expect our staff to able to work together in teams and with other disciplinary teams in order to develop and implement interactive care plans that meet each client’s unique needs. 

Contact Us!

617-332-7610

Geriatric Resource Centre can be reached to assist with any issues, concerns, or questions via our business phone line, or using the contact form.  

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