Home Care in Freetown, MA

Providing exceptional home care for seniors and families in Freetown, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Westport, Acushnet, Middleboro, Lakeville, North Dartmouth, Raynham, Rochester, Marion, Berkley, Assonet, & Acushnet in MA.

Home Care in Freetown

At Cranberry Home Care, we pride ourselves on offering the very best in-home care. We serve clients in Freetown, making their daily lives easier and increasing the number of things they can accomplish throughout their day with just a bit of help from our professional caregivers.

We know it is important to you that your loved one remains in their home with their belongings and memories, rather than an assisted living facility and therefore we make this possible.

Dealing with a family member who is aging can be difficult to navigate. However, do not fear. You are not alone. Cranberry Home Care is here to help.

When you fill out the form below, one of our caring, friendly staff will reach out to answer your questions about home care.

What types of services can a home care agency in Freetown provide?

When you begin contacting home care agencies in Freetown you need to make sure they have experience managing the exact type of senior care your loved one needs.

Cranberry Home Care has been providing a wide variety of home care services in Freetown for almost 10 years.

Ask specific questions about how their caregivers manage things like mobility, medication prompting, emergency situations, and the frequency in which they update you on how your loved one is doing.

Also, ask how often they will supervise their caregivers and what procedures you should follow if you need backup care or are dissatisfied with how care is being provided.

24-Hour Home Care includes:

  • Companionship
  • Standby assistance
  • Supervision and assistance with personal care needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
  • Medication, treatment and exercise reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping and laundry, including regularly changing bed linens
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Running errands
  • Pet Care
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Chickadee Bird Perched on Branch: A black-capped chickadee bird sits on a branch and looks down

About Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Connecticut to the southwest and Rhode Island to the southeast, New Hampshire to the northeast, Vermont to the northwest, and New York to the west. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. It is home to the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts’s economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade. (WIKIPEDIA

Senior Health Information for Freetown, MA

Council on Aging

The Freetown Council on Aging’s Multipurpose Senior Center is a meeting place for seniors from throughout the town. There is no membership. Everyone is invited to participate in all activities at the Senior Center. In addition to regular meetings, special activities are offered to bring families and friends together often. Stop in and visit, the coffee is always on. Remember — the entrance to the C.O.A. is to the rear of the building. 

Please note: the Freetown Council on Aging does NOT have an official Facebook page maintained by the COA staff.

Contact Info

Hours of Operation:
Office Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
227 Chace Road
East FreetownMA 02717
United States

What is the Council on Aging?

What is the Council on Aging?  We are a department of the Town of Freetown and are responsible for providing services to all the residents age 60 and over. Our main focus is to help seniors and their families to understand the often complex issues that can result from the aging process.

The C.O.A. staff is an incredible asset to our seniors. We also have over 40 volunteers who give of their time freely to help keep us running as efficiently as possible. They are kind and considerate and when you call there will be someone to listen. They will tell you about our services and programs. The C.O.A. Board works very hard in trying to ensure that our senior population is being taken care of and each and every person is made to feel special.

The services provided here at the Council of Aging include help with Grant applications for income eligible seniors to have their home fixed for health and safety reasons that will enable them to remain in their homes longer, Fuel assistance applications for anyone, regardless of age and Brown Bag applications for income eligible seniors to receive a free bag of groceries per month.

We may be the Council of Aging but we are here for anyone that needs help regardless of age. We have never turned anyone away; we turn them in the direction for them to receive help.


Transportation is a very important factor in the life of a senior citizen. Our van is often a lifeline for many seniors who are not able to drive because of illness, loss of spouse, no driver’s license and many other reasons. We provide this valuable service with the utmost respect and concern for our seniors. Our drivers are the best and go above and beyond to help when it is needed most.  The C.O.A. van takes the seniors: grocery shopping, doctor appointments, drug stores for prescriptions, beauty parlors, barbershop, and day care centers. The van is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call the C.O.A. at 508-763-9557 for further information.  We must have at least a 24 hour notice for the van.

Brown Bag Program

The Brown Bag Program for income eligible seniors to receive a free bag of groceries once a month. Our volunteers travel to pick of the food and it is then available to be picked up at the senior center or our volunteers deliver to those who are shut in.

Senior Tax Program

The senior tax program is available for income eligible seniors where you can work 96.34 hours and receive $750.00 off your real estate taxes.

Fuel Assistance

Fuel assistance applications are available at the Senior Center for anyone that might be eligible for this program. A confidential meeting can be scheduled to help you with the process of completing the forms.

Grants for Seniors

Grants for Seniors are individual grants that are written for income eligible seniors to fix their homes through the USDA Rural Development. Seniors can receive up to $7,500.00 worth of work dome to their home without paying it back. They MUST live in their homes for 3 years after that. These grants are used for health and safety issues. Examples: new windows, new furnace, new doors, steps, handicap ramp, roof work, railings, deck work.

Blood Pressure Clinic

A blood pressure clinic is held once a month by the local Fire Department. They come to the Senior Center for blood pressure screening and blood sugar screening.

Local Representatives

Senator and state representatives visit monthly.


(Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) once a month a Shine Counselor is available at the Senior Center to help educate our seniors on their insurance needs and completing applications.

Other Programs and Activities

Pitch/Card games, bingo, line dancing, exercise, podiatry clinic, seated massage, chair yoga, mat yoga, walking club, pool table, shuffleboard, horseshoes, watercolor classes, knitting & crocheting club, Senior Club, Kanakis Produce, muffins, tea time, luncheons, catered meals, birthday parties, cookouts, trips and more, including the Senior Profile Newsletter.

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Black-Capped Chickadee perched on a branch in Autumn, Freetown, MA

About Freetown, MA

Freetown is a town in Bristol CountyMassachusetts, United States. The population was 9,206 at the 2020 census.[1]

Freetown is one of the oldest communities in the United States, having been settled by the Pilgrims and their descendants in the latter half of the 17th century. The town once included the city of Fall River (1659–1803), and a portion of Acushnet (1659–1815). The town celebrated its tricentennial in 1983.

Freetown is currently divided into two villages, which historically developed almost entirely independent from one another: Assonet and East Freetown. Freetown lies on an old 18th century road and along old Indian trails from Freetown to Boston. Freetown is home to the Freetown-Fall River State Forest, and Profile Rock and is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) from Boston.

Driving Directions from Freetown, MA to Cranberry Home Care

Our caregivers are located all over the Freetown area. Our primary office is located in Middleboro.


Take Memorial Dr to Chace Rd
1 min (0.3 mi)

Continue on Chace Rd. Take MA-140 N, Highland Rd and MA-105 N to E Grove St in Middleborough
21 min (13.2 mi)

Cranberry Home Care
43 E Grove St Suite 4, Middleborough, MA 02346

Freetown was first settled by the English on April 2, 1659 on the banks of the Assonet River, when the areas of Assonet and Fall River were purchased for 20 coats, two rugs, two iron pots, two kettles, one little kettle, eight pairs of shoes, six pairs of stockings, one dozen hoes, one dozen hatchets, and two yards of broadcloth from the Wampanoag Indians in an exchange known as Ye Freemen’s Purchase. Its population slowly grew, and it existed as a Proprietary settlement until it was officially incorporated in July 1683. It remained a part of Plymouth Colony until that colony merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692. The town was the fifth municipal corporation established in Bristol County.[2]

Throughout the 18th century, the town continued to grow and prosper. In 1747, through the Pocasset Purchase, the village of East Freetown (at the time called “New Freetown”) was acquired from TivertonRhode Island (which was being transferred from Massachusetts to Rhode Island). The townspeople were also some of America’s earliest patriots, fighting in King Philip’s War and other local skirmishes. On May 28, 1775, during the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Freetown was fought in a part of the town that is now part of the city of Fall River.[2]

In 1803, Fall River separated from the town, and incorporated as Troy. In 1815, a portion of the town was annexed by Fairhaven, which at the time controlled AcushnetMassachusetts. That part of East Freetown remains part of Acushnet to this day.

Throughout the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, Freetown served as a very industrious area. Blast furnaces, fishing, textiles, and manufacturing all came to and left Freetown, eventually allowing the area to regain its former rural charm. One of the more well-known industries was N. R. Davis & Sons, a gun manufactory that provided many weapons for the Civil War.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.3 square miles (99 km2), of which land is 36.6 square miles (95 km2), and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (4.41%) is water. The town is irregularly shaped, and is bordered by Berkley to the northwest, Lakeville to the northeast, Rochester to the east, Acushnet, New Bedford and Dartmouth to the southeast, Fall River to the southwest, and the Taunton River and Somerset to the west.

Within Freetown are various lakes, streams, and rivers. The more prominent are Fall Brook, the Assonet River and Long Pond which the Indians called Lake Apponequet. Also within Freetown are Breakneck Hill and Joshua’s Mountain, site of Profile Rock. A vast area of land shared by Freetown and Fall River makes up the Freetown-Fall River State Forest.

William Rounseville AlgerA genealogical history of that branch of the Alger family which springs from Thomas Alger of Taunton and Bridgewater, in Massachusetts. 1665-1875 (1876) (14763409432).jpg 18221905Unitarian minister, author, editor, and abolitionist.
John M. DeaneJohnMDeane.jpgAssonet18401914Civil War–era Medal of Honor recipient.
Thomas GilbertAssonet17151797Colonial soldier and Loyalist military leader in the Revolutionary War.
Marcus MortonMarcus Morton.jpgEast Freetown17841864Acting Governor of Massachusetts in 1825; governor from 1840 – 1841 and again from 1843 – 1844; namesake of Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton; father of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Marcus Morton.
Ebenezer W. PeirceEWPeirce.jpgAssonet18221902Civil War military officer.
Dave RezendesAssonet1959 NASCAR driver.
Casey Patrick Tebo East Freetown1974 Emmy Award winning filmmaker.
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