Provides homemaker services to eligible disabled adults under 60 yrs who are functionally limited in meeting their own nutritional and environmental needs. The assistance of a homemaker helps individuals maintain their independence while living in the community. Maximum of 12 hrs/week of service. Homemaking services are defined as direct assistance with: Meal Prep, Grocery Shopping, Medication Pick-Up, Laundry, Light Housekeeping.
The HCAP Intake Coordinator accepts referrals from any referral source by completing an application over the phone. To make an application call 1-800-223-2559 then dial 3 to be directed to a case manager covering the applicant's specific town. Caller should have information ready. It generally takes 3-4 months to process an application, determine eligibility and arrange for services.
Other In-Home Programs for People with Disabilities:
•Those who are legally blind may contact the Mass. Commission for the Blind at: Boston 1-800-392-6450, Worcester (508) 754-1148 and West 1-800-332-2772.
•Those age 60 & over may call the Executive Office of Elder Affairs at 1-800-243-4636 for information on the local Aging Services Provider.
•Personal care may be provided through Mass Health, Medicaid, CommonHealth or private agencies. Contact your local Independent Living Center for information or a Certified Home Health Agency (ask your doctor for a referral).
The North Adams MRC office is a Vocational Rehab Area Office assisting individuals of all disabilities to make informed choices about work. It serves the following communities: Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesboro, North Adams, New Ashford, Savoy, and Williamstown. Call 413-663-5391
The Pittsfield MRC Office is a Vocational Rehab Area Office serving individuals who reside in the following towns: Alford, Becket, Dalton, Egremont, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlboro, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, and Windsor. Call 413-499-2720
Last formal update: 11/2019