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Raynham MA Area Elder Law Attorney--At-Home Care Programs Part 1 of 6
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.
What is the Home Care Program?
The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also known as Adult Family Care), Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC), or Program for All-Inclusive Care (PACE); and have been assessed and determined to be in need of in-home services by a local Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) case worker.
The amount of services an elder receives through the Home Care Program depends on his or her needs and the availability of funding. There may be a waiting list for services. Those elders with critical unmet needs such as personal care, meal preparation, food shopping, and transportation to medical appointments receive higher priority.
Services through the Home Care Program are either partially ... more
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