Senior Corner
Blackstone COA & Senior Center

Town of Blackstone Council on Aging
15 St. Paul Street
Phone: 508-876-5135
Fax: 508-876-2008

Friends of the Blackstone COA
Henry Valati, President

For Details about programs at the Multi-Service Activity Center in Blackstone
Contact: Karen Albright Director

Home Health Care

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.

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