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:
Carney Hospital – primary hospital for residents; a multifaceted partnership
Clinical Training Partners
UMass Boston College of Nursing and Health Science – since 2002
Northeastern University School of Nursing – since 2004
Emerson College Program for Speech Improvement, through Braintree Hospital – 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.
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). 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.
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
Greater New England Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society – co-sponsor of B.Fit! day program, staff training and family support programs
Dorchester Arts Collaborative – The Boston Home is a group site for Dorchester Open Studios, which is organized by the DAC