Cynthia Bjorlie, M.D. Directors Corner - Founder of Adult Foster Care of the North Shore

Director’s Corner

Read the latest from our Program Director, Cynthia Bjorlie M.D.

Tubs and Showers

Tub Cut Out

Bathrooms can oftentimes be difficult to navigate for people with mobility issues. Bathing and showering can also pose a great challenge. Engaging a physical or occupational therapist for an in-home consultation can be a great first step if you’re looking to overcome these challenges and make your home more accessible. These consultations are often covered […]

Read More


Human Eye Diagram

Just 60 years ago, cataract surgery meant a long, post-operative stay in the hospital with sandbags immobilizing your head until you were healed. Now, it is an out-patient procedure. The word cataract means waterfall or down rushing. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. […]

Read More

MassHealth Eligibility Redetermination

Caregivers holding up sign for MassHealth Health Plans

In March 2020, the federal government declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, MassHealth put protections in place that prevented a member’s MassHealth coverage from ending during the COVID-19 emergency.   The flexibility extended during the public health emergency is ending. As a result, the standard annual eligibility […]

Read More


Image of man in doctors coat holding a stethoscope

Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are skin lesions that are caused by a virus. Plantar warts are regular warts that occur on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. Because we walk on our feet, the wart is pushed inward and can be painful and more difficult to get rid of. Usually warts are harmless, but […]

Read More

Golf Cart Therapy

Client holding backpack in front of park bench

(Partially reprinted from The Salem News 9/22/22) Alex lives with his parents, Kevin and Jennifer, in Peabody. Always a happy child, he was diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was very young. As he moved toward his teens Alex developed aggressive behavior toward his family and others. By the time he reached the […]

Read More