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