Family Resources

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Kimball Farms is proud to offer families a range of senior housing and healthcare options, and we are always here to assist with any advice and support. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about independent living, assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing care.

Making Decisions About Senior Living

Choosing the right housing setting or care center for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. We are always happy to meet with families to discuss their specific situation and the best fit for their needs. These resources provide more insight into choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or assisted living community.

CARF International: How to Select a Continuing Care Retirement Community

CARF International: Guide to Selecting an Assisted Living Community

Useful Websites for Senior Living

When researching senior living lifestyle options, these websites may provide useful online resources:

CARF International

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services including aging services and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC).

National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living advocacy arm of the American Health Care Association.

American Health Care Association (AHCA)

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and sub-acute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each day.

Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA)

Mass-ALFA is a non-profit association serving as the voice of assisted living in Massachusetts and is a state affiliate of the Assisted Living Federation of America (now known as Argentum). Get answers to questions about assisted living in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs is a resource for seniors, their families and caregivers. Get answers to questions and learn about available services and opportunities in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Senior Care Association

The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is the state’s largest association of long-term care providers, representing more than 500 nursing and residential care facilities, hospital-based transitional care units, assisted living residences and retirement communities.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s care, research and support. Through a national network of advocates and chapters, it advances research, improves services and care, creates awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and mobilizes support.

CareConversations.org

An initiative led by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, this site guides families through the care planning process.

Division of Medical Assistance

The Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) is the single state agency in Massachusetts that administers Medicaid (Title XIX) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), part of Title XXI. In Massachusetts, Medicaid and CHIP are combined into one program called MassHealth. DMA also manages the Insurance Partnership for small businesses.

Medicare.gov

Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government website for people with Medicare. It provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health and prescription drug plans and long-term care. The site includes search tools to help you find and compare a wide variety of healthcare providers.

Berkshire Health Systems

Our Berkshire-based partner in health care.

Berkshire Healthcare Systems

We are proud to be part of Berkshire Healthcare Systems, a not-for-profit midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. Berkshire Healthcare owns or operates 14 rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts; Linda Manor Assisted Living, a traditional assisted living and specialized memory care community in Leeds, Massachusetts; Kimball Farms, a life care, continuing care retirement community in Lenox, Mass.; and two hospice providers, HospiceCare in The Berkshires and Hospice of Franklin County, for those with life-limiting illnesses.

How to Choose a Nursing Home

If you or your loved one needs a higher level of skilled care, learn more about choosing a skilled nursing facility on our Skilled Nursing Resources page at www.kimballfarmsnursingcare.org.

Contact us to learn more about Life Care and Assisted Living at Kimball Farms in Lenox, MA.