Please click on each provider name below for detailed description of the program and contact information.

family caregivers attending conferenceAbout, Inc.  (

Founded in 2006,  is now the largest online care destination in the world with 7 million members spanning more than 15 countries. provides a forum for families seeking care support to easily connect with millions of care providers, share caregiving experiences and get advice.  The Company helps families address the unique lifecycle of care needs they go through - child care, including special needs, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. also provides e-tools and information to help families make safer and more informed decisions throughout the search and hiring process, including monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and an online safety guide.  Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, technology companies, and professional services firms offer memberships as a benefit to employees through its Workplace Solutions program.

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About Rewarding Work Resources, Inc. (

Individuals with disabilities, elders, and their family members particularly, find it challenging to recruit support outside their immediate network of contacts. As states continue to move to expand home and community-based services-specifically, services that are consumer-directed-the need for additional support for individuals increases. And, as both caregivers and people with disabilities age, the demand will grow to huge proportions. This is coming at a time when the potential available workforce is decreasing.

Rewarding Work Resources, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, developed the Rewarding Work website which gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff.

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About New England INDEX  (

New England INDEX addresses the information needs of people with disabilities.  We collect and maintain information on a wide variety of programs, agencies, and individual providers in Massachusetts and New England who have something to offer to people with disabilities.  New England INDEX is a project of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  

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About 800 Age Info (

This web site has been created and is supported as a joint effort between the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Mass Home Care Association.

It is our goal that this site will provide you with information to help you make good decisions concerning care for the elders of Massachusetts and to help elders find the resources they need to maintain their independence and to improve their quality of life. Special consideration has been given to make this site accessible to all and to provide a source of information to individuals with disabilities.

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About ARCH Respite Locator Search Engine

The ARCH Respite Locator is an online tool provided by the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center.  It is a searchable database that helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs.  The Respite Locator also provides information on additional state resources, including information on possible sources to help you pay for respite, including specific funding sources in Massachusetts that might be available through Medicaid Waivers or other state agency funding sources. Eligibility criteria, if available, and links to state pages to help you apply for this funding, are also provided.  This information may change frequently, so be sure to contact the appropriate state agency or the Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition for more information.

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Alabama Lifespan Resource Network – Hiring Respite Care Providers – A Handbook for Accessing and Using Services

Hiring a Respite Provider document download 

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Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Request Forms for Massachusetts –

Use this form for requesting CORI under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 6, § 172. This form may be submitted by an elderly or disabled person who seeks to screen a prospective home health aide. Legal guardians or individuals who have power of attorney to make decisions on behalf of an elderly or disabled person may submit this form on behalf of the elderly or disabled person. The elderly or disabled person's identifying information must be included in the “on behalf of" section of this form.

Please note: this is a multi-page request form. Incomplete request forms will not be processed. Requests must be mailed to the address provided above, ATTN: CORI Unit.

General CORI information

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