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Information on government programs, services and benefits for caregivers and elders.

Learn about the various agencies and programs at the local, state and federal level that offer benefits to your care recipient or can assist you in your caregiving role.

Adult Family Care Program

Information about program designed to help people on MassHealth age 16 or older who cannot safely live alone due to medical, physical, cognitive or psychiatric difficulties.
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MassHealth

Information about Massachusetts’ health insurance and long-term care coverage program for low income and elderly residents.
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Medicare

Information about the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and certain people under 65 with disabilities.
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Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program

Information about the MassHealth program that helps people with long-term disabilities live independently with funds to hire personal care attendants to help with activities of daily living.
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Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Information about state program to provide comprehensive long-term services and supports to people age 55 or older who otherwise would need a nursing home level of care.
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Senior Care Options (SCO)

Information about health insurance program for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid recipients, 65 years of age or older.
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Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone (SHINE)

Information about program that provides health insurance information, assistance and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.
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Social Security

Information about federal social insurance program that provides guaranteed benefits to qualified retired workers.
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Veterans Benefits

Information about the programs, benefits and services available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and their caregivers.
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