In-Home Supports

In-Home Supports are services and supports available in an individual’s home and community to assist with personal care and other activities such as housekeeping, grocery shopping and meal preparation.

The State Home Care Program

The State Home Care Program provides support services to elders with daily living needs to remain at home in their communities.  It is for individuals age 60 and older including those who may not be eligible for MassHealth but who require varying levels of assistance with daily living tasks.  Monthly co-payments may apply depending on income.  The State Home Care Program is administered through the Executive Office Elder Affairs and delivered by Aging Services Access Points.

In-Home Treatment for Children and Adolescents

In-home treatment for children and adolescents offer a broad range of services including case management, individual and family flexible support, residential, day programs, respite care, and intensive residential treatment. In-home treatment is available to children and adolescents with mental health conditions through the Department of Mental Health. 

Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) 

Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) provides custom supports for individuals of all ages with a traumatic brain injury, such as service coordination, regional service centers, assistive technology, recreation programs, substance abuse treatment, and community-based supports. SHIP is a program of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. 

Home Care Assistance Program

Home Care Assistance Program provides adults under the age of 60 with disabilities with homemaker services that include housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, and meal supports.  The Home Care Assistance Program is a program of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Veteran’s Independence Plus program (VIP) 

Veteran’s Independence Plus program (VIP) supports veterans of any age that are at risk of nursing home placement and their family caregivers by providing home and community based services to enable them to continue to live in their homes and communities. Eligible veterans receive a comprehensive assessment, develop a service plan, and can purchase goods and services that best meet their needs. VIP is jointly administered by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Department of Veterans’ Services.