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Caregiver Compensation - Massachusetts

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Massachusetts offers three ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Home Care Program (HCP): assists elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living remain at home. Through this program, friends and certain family members can be paid for providing personal care services. Other services range from adult day care and respite care to money management support. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Massachusetts
    • MUST be at least 60 years of age, OR, under 60 and diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
    • MUST require assistance with some Activities of Daily Living
    • MUST be living at home and not in an institutional setting
    • MUST be Medicaid or MassHealth eligible
    • All caregivers eligible 

 

Contact Number: 800-243-4636 (Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs) 1-800-243-4636 (Massachusetts Age Info)

 

2. Massachusetts Caregiver Homes Program: is designed to help elderly and disabled adults receive care at home. This program pays for certain family members to provide personal care services.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Massachusetts
    • MUST be at least 16 years of age
    • MUST require assistance with at least one or more Activities of Daily Living
    • MUST be Medicaid or MassHealth eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 866-797-2333 (Caregiver Homes Care Advisory Unit)

 

3. Massachusetts Personal Care Attendant Program: allows elderly and disabled adults to remain at home and receive help completing activities of daily living. This consumer-directed program allows the care recipient to choose, train, and schedule their care and caregivers.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Massachusetts
    • MUST have a permanent disability
    • MUST require assistance with at least 2 ADL's
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 800-841-2900 (MassHealth Customer Service Center) 1-800-497-4648 (TTY) 

 

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