Home Care Program
What is the Home Care Program?
The Home Care Program provides eligible elders with the supportive services that they may need to live safely and independently at home. Services may include meal preparation, shopping, homemaking, personal care, emergency response systems, or adult day care.
How do I qualify?
A professional care manager from Elder Services will make a home visit to see if you are eligible for services. While there, the care manager will assess your health and social needs. You must be a resident of Massachusetts, be sixty years of age or older, and have a “critical need” for services. In addition, you must meet certain income guidelines.
During the home visit the care manager will determine your eligibility and work with you to develop a care plan that best meets your needs.
How do I make a referral for the Home Care Program?
You can make a referral through our Information and Referral Department. Call 1-800-244-4630 or 1-508-394-4630, M-F 9am to 5pm and ask to speak with an Information Specialist.