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Check eligibility guidelines for home care

Some programs are open to all, some have specific eligibility requirements. Any senior or individual with a disability is eligible for a free in-home assessment and personalized package of information.

Call (800) 243-4636 for additional details.

Age & Residence

60 years and older or under 60 with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and in need of respite services. Consumers must be living at home in Massachusetts and not in an institutional setting or Assisted Living Residence.

Financial

MassHealth members are financially eligible. Income guidelines require Annual Gross Income less than $27,636/single and $39,104/couple.

  • Monthly Co-Payments
    • $10 - $141 for individuals with incomes that range from $12,303 - $27,636
    • $18 - $152 for couples with incomes that range from $16,567 - $39,104
  • Over-Income Scale
    • 50% - 100% of cost of services 

Voluntary Co-Payment and Cost Sharing Schedules

Issue Date: 2/14/2018

Effective Date: 3/01/2018

 

Voluntary Co-Payment:

Family Size Annual Gross Income Voluntary Monthly Co-payment
1 $12,302 or less $10.00
2 $16,566 or less $18.00

 

Cost Sharing for Home Care:

One Person Annual Gross Income Monthly Co-payment Two Person Family Annual Gross Income Monthly Co-payment
$12,303 - $14,827 $10.00 $16,567 - $20,435 $18.00
$14,828 - $17,494 $13.00 $20,436 - $24,562 $23.00
$17,495 - $19,323 $27.00 $24,563 - $26,640 $52.00
$19,324 - $20,705 $39.00 $26,641 - $28,713 $78.00
$20,706 - $22,086 $49.00 $28,714 - $30,792 $92.00
$22,087 - $23,462 $69.00 $30,793 - $32,872 $110.00
$23,463 - $24,845 $90.00 $32,873 - $34,944 $120.00
$24,846 - $26,221 $125.00 $34,945 - $37,024 $139.00
$26,222 - $27,636 $141.00 $37,025 - $39,104 $152.00

 

Cost Sharing for Over Income:

One Person Annual Gross Income Monthly Co-payment Two Person Family Annual Gross Income Monthly Co-payment
$27,637 - $29,945 50% $39,105 - $40,428 50%
$29,946 - $32,191 55% $40,429 - $42,671 55%
$32,192 - $34,438 60% $42,672 - $44,921 60%
$34,439 - $36,683 65% $44,922 - $47,165 65%
$36,684 - $38,927 70% $47,166 - $49,410 70%
$38,928 - $41,177 75% $49,411 - $51,656 75%
$41,178 - $43,418 80% $51,657 - $53,903 80%
$43,419 - $45,665 85% $53,904 - $56,148 85%
$45,666 - $47,915 90% $56,149 - $58,393 90%
$47,916 - $50,159 95% $58,394 - $60,642 95%
$50,160 and over 100% $60,643 and over 100%

 

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