The home care program provides a variety of services to people 60 and over who meet state-mandated guidelines for income and physical need for services. If the need for services includes relief for a caregiver, there are not any income limits. In all cases, there is a sliding fee scale.
Becoming a home care client begins with a telephone call to Boston Elder INFO (617-292-6211). After that, an Ethos Intake Specialist will set up an appointment to see the elder in their home. The Intake Specialist will ask a number of questions, do a preliminary eligibility determination and work with the elder to develop a care plan.
Part of Ethos’ beginning and ongoing responsibility is to coordinate care—to make sure that the needed services are available and are not duplicated.