In addition to providing specialized services and programs, The Boston Home partners with an array of providers for dental and eye care, physical therapy, and other specialty theraputic services. These partners and healthcare professionals, in turn, learn how to better serve adults with severe disabilities. In addition, The Boston Home partners with other organizations to provide additional services, research opportunities, and social opportunities for residents and day program participants. Students in a variety of programs gain valuable experience working with individuals living with chronic disease through clinical training at The Boston Home. The Boston Home provides ongoing training to staff to maintain the highest quality of care for residents and participants in our day program.

Partners of The Boston Home include the following organizations:

Medical Partners

Mobile Eye Clinic visits The Boston Home

The Mobile Eye Clinic visits The Boston Home

Boston Forensic Associates – neurocognitive evaluations and staff training

Carney Hospital – primary hospital for residents; a multifaceted partnership

Codman Square Health Center – primary provider of dental care for residents

New England Eye Institute – Community Eye Care mobile clinic provides specialized on-site eye care at The Boston Home

Arbour Health System – on site Mental Health support and care for residents

 

Clinical Training Partners 

UMass Boston College of Nursing and Health Science – since 2002

Northeastern University School of Nursing – since 2004

Bunker Hill Community College Associate Degree Program in Nursing – since 2007

Boston University Rehabilitation Program in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy – since 2009

Blue Hills Regional Technical School Health Occupations Program – since 2011

Emerson College Program for Speech Improvement, through Braintree Hospital – since 2011

American International University Division of Physical Therapy – since 2011

Laboure College School of Nursing – since 2012

Staff Training Partners

The Schwartz Center Rounds® – education, training and support programs that strengthen the relationship between patients and caregivers

Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation – funded Oasis curriculum training for all staff members to promote resident-centered care and antipsychotic reduction initiative. Originally developed with support from the Massachusetts Extended Care Career Ladder Initiative (ECCLI). Revised with support from Commonwealth Corporation.

Research Partners

MIT – partnerships with various departments and groups for the development of assistive technologies that directly benefit TBH residents as well as a broader disabled community. Partners: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), AgeLab and Hobbyshop. Since its inception in the Fall of 2011, The Boston Home has participated in the  innovative Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology course at MIT.

BrainGate – project site for new technology

 

B.Fit! Day Program Partners

Dorchester YMCA – hosts B.Fit! participants for physical fitness classes

Perseverance Fitness – non-profit organization specializing in physical fitness for the differently abled

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – partner for group outings

Museum of Science, Boston – partner for group outings

 

Progam Partners

Greater New England Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society – co-sponsor of B.Fit! day program, staff training and family support programs

 

Community Partners

The Boston Tree Party - Planting a Tree at The Boston Home

The Boston Tree Party – Planting a Tree at The Boston Home, Summer 2011

Dorchester Arts Collaborative – The Boston Home is a group site for Dorchester Open Studios, which is organized by the DAC

The Boston Tree Party Delegation/Host Site – in partnership with Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association and GreenDorchester