Living At Home With Dignity

Helping older adults and individuals with a disability live safely and with dignity at home is the mission of HESSCO. Trained care managers conduct comprehensive assessment of consumers’ and caregivers’ needs. The care manager may develop and monitor service plans, assist individuals in obtaining community benefits, and advocate on all aspects of health and social service assistance.

Cost of service to consumer

Care management is available to all consumers and their families. An initial assessment is free of charge. Elders available for the Massachusetts subsidized Home Care Program may receive services at no cost or on a sliding fee scale depending upon their income.

Frequently Asked Questions

Home Care Services We Offer

  • Personal Emergency Response System
    With options ranging from a distress button to a new device that senses when an elder falls, the personal emergency response system provides a quick, easy way to call for help.
  • Adult Day Health Programs
    Adult Day Health Programs provide a safe, social place where elders can participate in activities in a setting where their physical needs can also be met.
  • Transportation
    Individuals age 60 and older can obtain transportation to medical appointments in Boston or beyond by calling their local Council on Aging. The local Councils on Aging also provide transportation for a variety of activities; check with your local Council for details.
  • Care Management
    Care managers work together with nurses to link elders with various essential services. This relationship is at the heart of the HESSCO Home Care Program.
  • Respite Care
    This program provides services for individuals so that their caregivers can receive some relief from 24-hour daily responsibilities. Services can include homemaking, personal care, a social day program, or adult day health.
  • Homemaking
    Our homemaking service provides a trained worker who assists in an elder’s home with needs such as housework, laundry, and shopping.
  • Personal Care
    Our personal care services provides trained workers to assist elders at home with tasks such as dressing and bathing.