Home Care serves people between the age of 18-59, who have a physical or mental disability which prevents them from providing their own homemaking needs.
In-home consumer evaluations are conducted by qualified RN’s, OT’s or PT’s. Through evaluation, eligibility for homemaker services or review of eligibility and areas of specific service needs are determined.
Homemaker Services are provided to eligible adults who are functionally limited in meeting their own nutritional and environmental needs. The homemaker assists the individual consumer to maintain his/her independence in the community. Homemaker services include meal preparation, grocery shopping, medication pickup, laundry and light housekeeping.
Supported Living Services
Supported Living Services enable consumers to live independently in the community. These consumers have physical disabilities in combination with other sensory, emotional or cognitive limitations. They may include youth who are transitioning from special education services into the community as well as adults over the age of 18 who need supports in order to leave institutional settings or continue to live in their own homes.
An assessment to determine supported living needs is conducted by qualified professional staff. Through the assessment, the consumer’s specific needs are highlighted and the services and resources desired for independent living are identified.
Supported Living Service Plans
Working with the consumer and the supported living staff, goals are developed based upon the consumer’s assessed needs. A plan to achieve these goals is developed by the consumer with the assistance of the supported living staff.
Supported Living Case Coordination
The case coordinator assists in coordinating services and resources that the consumer is unable to manage independently. These services include such areas as PCA management, money management, obtaining accessible housing, exploring recreational opportunities, arranging transportation and coordinating health care services. The consumers make their own decision and choices; the case coordinator assists them to carry out their choices.
Ancillary Services are arranged through the consumer, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and Supported Living Staff for additional supports such as home modifications or the purchase of adaptive equipment.