About the Dutton Center
The Dutton Center is the newest of The Community Family’s three centers, having been procured in March 2019. However, the Center has been around since 1978, including the past 21 years at its current location. It is well-established and highly respected in the region. Named after a former long-time physician in Wakefield, the spacious center is located on the site of a former grocery store. Inside its doors, an experienced, compassionate staff provides a high level of supervision and care coordination to those with ongoing physical and/or psychological health concerns.
Services at The Community Family – Dutton Center include:
- Proven program with consistent, trusted staff. Program Director Susan Morton, R.N. has led the Dutton center for 7 years and directed the nursing program for 18 years.
- Skilled nursing care provided on-site including medication administration, treatments, diabetic care, medical monitoring and coordinated care with health providers.
- Roomy, home-like center in a safe and secure building with a large kitchen and separate activity areas.
- Fun-filled days in a lively atmosphere with music, exercise, arts and crafts, entertainment, celebrations and more.
- Activities that emphasize cognitive skills, physical dexterity, socialization, and expressive creativity to ensure the highest level of independence and functioning for clients.
- Nutritional Services – continental breakfast, hot noon-time meal, and afternoon snack daily, all meeting USDA adult nutritional guidelines.
- Personal Care Services – assistance with personal matters, including hygiene.
- Monthly Caregiver Support Group – meet and converse with others in similar situations.
- Transportation to and from the center in vans – contracted with local transportation companies.
- Social Work Services – works daily with clients, provides caregiver support, assistance in locating community resources and help with long-term planning.
The Dutton Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Caregiver Support group is held on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling 781-246-2820 or emailing [email protected].
Call any of our four adult day health centers to schedule a tour.
“Community Family made tolerable the unbearable tragedy of Alzheimer’s. Your contribution to the community is critical, but your spirits and upbeat attitude are even more amazing. We will never forget you; your example is living proof of a living love.”
“To bring Mom in and watch you greet her with such open, loving arms, then graciously lead her into the ‘club,’ was awe inspiring. You do your jobs with such devotion, love and creativity!”
“The center was nothing less than extraordinary. You are all thoughtful, compassionate people. You treated my husband with dignity and respect and allowed him to maintain a level of normalcy, which would not have been possible without the daily care you provided him. Your compassion extended to me as well, giving me peace of mind for a few hours daily knowing that he was receiving excellent care.”
“In life, there are many unpleasant things to endure. Luckily, for the people faced with these problems, there are often family members to help them through. Other times, help comes from another form of “family.” The Community Family staff is, without a doubt, there to help and forever remains an extension of our [own] family. As a community, we should appreciate a program that truly is perfectly named, for the staff at The Community Family are extraordinary extensions of so many families.”
“You all treated Nana with such love and care, I never had to worry when she went to the ‘club.’ It takes strong, loving, caring and empathetic people to do what you do. Thank you all so much for your support over the years. You made my Nana smile, which means more to me than you know.”
“My family and I cannot thank you enough for the time, patience and understanding you’ve shown to our family and our mother. All of you have helped to preserve our mother’s pride and dignity while she dealt with such a devastating disease.”