For many seniors, a small amount of in-home services can make the difference between being able to live at home and losing independence. For seniors with limited income, purchasing those services can seem out of reach, and a subsidized program can make it possible to receive these services.
The Massachusetts Home Care Program provides on-going case management and supportive in-home services to help seniors live independently at home. A care manager assesses your need for services and helps you develop a service plan. If eligible, you can choose to either hire your own worker to provide services or you may receive services through a local provider who contracts with Springwell. All services listed on the In Home Services page are available through this program including: Personal Care, Homemaking, Chore, Laundry, Home Health Aide, Companion, Adult Day Care, Home Delivered Meals, Grocery Shopping, Transportation, and Personal Emergency Response Systems. There are multiple levels of service available depending on your needs and eligibility including: Standard Home Care, Enhanced Community Options Program, Community Choices, and Over-Income Programs (see Service Details, below).
Massachusetts has designated Springwell as an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP). In this role, Springwell is the single point of entry for eligible seniors to receive care advice and home care services through the Commonwealth’s State Subsidized Home Care Program. A Springwell Care Manager conducts a comprehensive in-home assessment in consultation with a nurse, to determine program eligibility. The senior, family members and Springwell Care Manager develop a care plan, which is reassessed on a regular basis.