ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY INC

Your Home. Your Care. Your Neighbors.

aka Meals on Wheels Berkshire County   |   Pittsfield, MA   |  esbci.org

Mission

THE ELDER SERVICES MISSION IS TO PROVIDE BERKSHIRE ELDERS, CAREGIVERS, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABLITIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE, AND SELF-DETERMINATION, AND TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE QUALITY OF LIFE.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Mr. Christopher McLaughlin

Main address

877 South St Ste 4e

Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA

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EIN

04-2542001

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As the population of Berkshire County continues to age, the resources for healthy aging become crucial to the success of the region.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Berkshire Aging and Disability Resource Consortium

No wrong door for information and referral.

Population(s) Served

In-home services including homemaker, personal care, laundry, meals, and adult day health as determined by an in-home eligibility assessment of impairment level and need.

Population(s) Served

Support groups and respite services.

Population(s) Served

Medical screening for Medicaid recipients seeking admission to a nursing home.

Population(s) Served

Assist individuals in need of long-term care services to make informed choices about the services and settings that best meet their needs.

Population(s) Served

Meals on Wheels and congregate meal sites throughout the county as well as nutrition counseling.

Population(s) Served

Includes Adult Family Care, Group Adult Foster Care, Adult Family Care Host

Population(s) Served

Program oversees 15 nursing and rest homes in Berkshire County. State certified volunteers visit each facility at least once a week.

Population(s) Served

Provides job training and placement for individuals age 55 or older with limited financial resources and provides employers with trained, motivated workers.

Population(s) Served

Free unbiased and up-to-date health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers.
Money management provides trained, insured and supervised volunteers are matched one-on-one with elders needing assistance with managing household finances.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Council on Aging

Meals on Wheels Association of America

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Elder Nutrition

Context Notes

ESBC Elder Nutrition program includes Meals on Wheels Berkshire County and 14 congregate meal sites throughout the 32 cities and towns.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home Care Services

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of consumers who were clinically eligible for nursing home admission, but we able to live at home with services managed by ESBC.

Number of people aged 65+ receiving home care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home Care Services

Context Notes

ESBC Home Care and Nursing staff completed 2,574 clinical assessments for home care services.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It is the goal of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. to help all residents age in the community, preferably in their own homes, as long as is safe for their needs.

As the state and federally designated Area Agency on Aging and Aging Services Access Provider, ESBC is the thought leader, strategic planner, capacity builder, coalition builder, and go-to non-profit for all aging services in the region.

Elder Services' 100-plus staff members and over 150 volunteers, serve more than 2,500 seniors, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities a year. Elder Services provides a wide variety of services to Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and Senior Group Meals, Information & Referral, Case Management, Homemaker, Personal Care, Grocery Shopping, Companionship, Laundry Service, Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), Money Management, Supportive Housing, Health Insurance Counseling (SHINE), Caregiver Services (including respite care, support groups and one-on-one support), Healthy Aging programs, Options Counseling, Nursing Home Screening, Long Term Care Ombudsman program, Adult Family Care, and a Senior Training and Employment Program.

ESBC is actively participating in, or in many cases leading, collaborations for establishing the Berkshires as both an Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly community, convening a hoarding task force, seeking senior transportation solutions, participating in opioid safety programing, community prevention and identification of elder financial abuse, and many other emerging needs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 06/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Diana Fontana

Dawn Dellea

Williams College

Teresa Caldwell

Sandy Driscoll

Van Ellet

Hilary Greene

Kathleen Luczynski

Adams Community Bank

Karen Reilly

Mary Morrow

David J. O'Neil

Mary Shogry-Hayer

John Philpott

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes