The Massachusetts Home Care Program provides support services
to elders with daily living needs to remain at home in their communities.
The services are designed to encourage independence and to ensure
dignity. The program also supports families caring for elders in
order to encourage and to relieve the ongoing care giving responsibilities.
The Home Care Program is administered by the Executive Office
of Elder Affairs in coordination with local Aging Services Access
Points (ASAPs) located in communities throughout the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. Some of the services provided by the program include
homemaker, personal care, day care, home deliver meals, transportation,
and other community support services to help maintain an elder in
his/her home. The ASAPs conduct comprehensive needs assessments
to determine eligibly for the Home Care Program and other programs
and services as appropriate. An individualized service plan is developed
with the elder and his/her family and the ASAP reassesses the elders
needs and monitors the services on an ongoing basis.
Eligibility for the Home Care Program is based on age (60 or older),
financial status, and ability to carry our daily tasks such as bathing,
dressing and meal preparation.