Each of Coastline’s programs and services is in place to ensure you or your loved ones can continue living independently in the community of your choosing. Below is a brief explanation of each program. We encourage you to call our Information & Referral Department today so we can learn about your unique needs and match you to a program either at Coastline or another community organization that will fulfill them.
It is important you call our Information & Referral Department because even if you are not eligible for one of our programs, our Intake Specialists are often able to guide or refer individuals to other available community programs or resources.
Our Information & Referral Department will listen to your needs and ask you a series of questions to determine which programs and services you are eligible for and will best meet your needs.
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 SHINE Counselor works with older adults age 60+ to help them understand their medical benefits, apply for MassHealth, appeal decisions made by MassHealth, and answer any other health care related questions.
The Community Mainstream program screens older adults age 60+ to determine their eligibility for public resources such as SNAP benefits, fuel assistance, and housing, among others.
This 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 Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program works with each individual teaching them how to train and hire a PCA to provide them with assistance tailored to their needs and desires.
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 illnesses. The program also helps older adults who care for their grandchildren.
The Money Management Program connects older adults age 60+ 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 Foster Grandparent Program places seniors age 60+ within classrooms, day cares, and other youth-based organizations to mentor and assist children throughout the community.
The Nursing Home Ombudsman Program places volunteers in local nursing homes to work with the residents to mediate any situations. Volunteers also work with nursing home staff to add more personal touches and make residents feel more at home.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) places older adults age 60+ in positions at local nonprofits to gain on-the-job training, support, and job-seeking skills.