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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does home care last?

There is no set length of time for home care – it can vary greatly based on a person’s unique needs. Some home care services may last for a few weeks, while others may be lifelong. If you are making the decision to start home care on your own, you can determine how many hours a week of care you need, and how often.

Can you only get home care in a private residence?

No. Home care services can be provided wherever the home is – a private residence, a senior living community, or while staying with a friend or family caregiver.

Why would somebody use home care?

Home care enables a person to live as independently as possible without having to give up the comforts of their own home. It allows them to be in a familiar environment, sleep in their own bed at night, and stay close to loved ones like family, friends, and pets. It also brings peace of mind to know they have access to skilled, consistent, reliable care when it’s needed, even if those needs change.

How do I pay for home care?

When you call us, we can provide you with the hourly rates for our services, and help you find out what best fits your needs. We can contact the VA, or your Long Term Insurance provider on your behalf to find out exactly what your policy or benefits include. We can even help you secure authorizations and fill out any paperwork that’s required. We are here to help you, every step of the way.

Who comes into my house to provide the care?

Different types of care require different certifications and training. Depending on your specific needs, the caregivers and clinicians coming into your home can vary. You could have different caregivers at different times of the day, week, or month as part of your care. Personal care and companionship services are most often provided by a home health aide (HHA) or certified nursing assistant (CNA).

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Home Care Services of Massachusetts
66 West St, Suite L1
Pittsfield, MA 01201
P: 413-499-1777