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Home Care Program

Working in Full Support of Their Independence

Our Home Care Program offers a variety of options for individuals to live independently at home.

Who Needs Home Care Support?

  • An individual over the age of 60 years old who needs help remaining independent in their own home.
  • An individual under the age of 60 years old with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
  • An individual that needs assistance with day-to-day activities such as shopping, laundry, light housework, and meals.
  • An individual that needs assistance with personal care (such as bathing and moving in and out of the shower).
  • An individual who can no longer drive and requires transportation to medical appointments.
  • An individual with several medical conditions that would benefit from medication reminders.
  • An individual who is concerned about falling or has a history falling. In this case, a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) can be provided to keep you safe.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for Home Care services?

The cost for services is based upon an individual’s annual income. The cost for individuals with lower income is minimal while others may pay a percentage of the total cost for services. An in-home assessment is free as well as monthly Case Management support.

How do I know if I am eligible for the Home Care Program?

A Care Manager will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs to determine your eligibility. Eligible individuals generally need assistance in multiple areas of their daily lives. If you are not eligible, we can connect you to other options that meet your care needs.

My daughter/son recommended that I receive help with meals do I have to accept them?

Your service plan is determined based upon your needs and wishes. You decide what services will be a part of your service plan.

 

For more information, please call our WestMass ElderCare Information and Referral Specialists at (413)538-9020.

What Does Home Care Support Do?

  • Provides a variety of in-home services for individuals to maintain their independence by supporting their choice to remain at home.
  • Provides case management support to assist with the changing medical needs of the individual.
  • Offers a variety of in-home services that can be tailored to meet the needs and preferences of the individual.
  • Provides a promising alternative to nursing home care.
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