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Home Instead Senior Care - Boston

  6 Beacon Street Suite 525
Boston, MA 02108


Visiting Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates

  500 Rutherford Avenue, Suite 101
Charlestown, MA 02129


HouseWorks - Greater Boston

  300 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02458


Plan B Home Care

  100 TradeCenter Suite G-700
Woburn, MA 01801


Home Instead Senior Care - Norwood

  12 Carnegie Row
Norwood, MA 02062

Senior Helpers - Northeast Massachusetts

  153 Andover Street,
Suite 203
Danvers, MA 01923


Hahn Home Health Care Inc

  360 Brockton Avenue #204
Abington, MA 02351


Synergy HomeCare of North Central MA

  175 Littleton Road Suite 10
Westford, MA 01886

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8 Home Health Communities in the Boston Area

Home Instead Senior Care - Boston

There's No Place Like Home

  •  6 Beacon Street Suite 525, Boston, MA 02108
  • Companionship Home Helper
  • Personal Services
  • Respite Care
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Short-Term Recovery

Visiting Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates

High quality, compassionate care home for over 125 years

  •  500 Rutherford Avenue, Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Rehabilitation (Physical, Speech, Occupational)
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Social Work
  • Private Pay Care

HouseWorks - Greater Boston

When you're helping someone you love live at home, HouseWorks can help you.

  •  300 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458
  • Personal Care - A little help can make a major difference each day.
  • Medication Assistance - Many people have lots of medications to manage.
  • Companionship - We are available 24 hours a day.
  • Incidental Transportation - Hanging up the car keys is a life changing decision.
  • Dementia - It's painfully difficult to watch the person you love slip away, we know.

Plan B Home Care

Home Care that offers peace of mind

  •  100 TradeCenter Suite G-700, Woburn, MA 01801
  • Caregivers help clients with activities of daily living (ADL) including: getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, dressing, medication reminders, appointment scheduling, answering the phone and door, handling mail, reading and more.
  • Caregivers provide one-on-one support, including escorts to medical and other personal appointments.
  • This service gives family caregivers an opportunity to spend time away from their loved one(s) with the confidence that a trained professional is administering care in their absence.
  • Light housekeeping is meant to keep the home orderly through changing linens, making beds, dusting, vacuuming, handling laundry, watering plants, disposal of garbage and more.
  • Caregivers prepare nutritionally sound meals and help with grocery shopping as necessary.

Home Instead Senior Care - Norwood

There's No Place Like Home

  •  12 Carnegie Row, Norwood, MA 02062
  • Companionship Home Helper
  • Personal Services
  • Respite Care
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Short-Term Recovery

Senior Helpers - Northeast Massachusetts

Care and Comfort at a Moment's Notice

  •  153 Andover Street,
    Suite 203, Danvers, MA 01923
  • Available 24 x 7 x 365
  • Companion / Sitter / Couples Care
  • Personal Care
  • Live-In or Over Night care
  • Medication Reconciliation and Management Services

Hahn Home Health Care Inc

Home Health Care Services in Southeastern Massachusetts

  •  360 Brockton Avenue #204, Abington, MA 02351
  • Geriatric Care
  • Companions / Homemakers
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Post-Surgical / Wound Care
  • Medication Reminders / Med Setups

Synergy HomeCare of North Central MA

Keep Your Independence with In-Home Care

  •  175 Littleton Road Suite 10, Westford, MA 01886
  • Our home care agency offers customized in-home care for seniors and those limited by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, patients recovering from surgery,“ even new mothers.
  • Core Companionship Services for Seniors
  • Supplemental Homemaking Services
  • Skilled In-Home Nursing Care Services
  • Specialized Home Care Services

Other Home Health Communities in the Boston Area

Minute Women Inc

In Home Care for the Boston, and Greater Boston Area.

  •  238 Bedford St Suite 7, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Non-Medical Home Care/Respite Care/Companionship Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light House Keeping

What is Home Care?

Home Care is general term used to describe services that are provided in-home, by professionals, to help people live safely at home. These services can range from home companions for seniors to skilled nursing and various therapies overseen by a doctor. In-home care may be necessary for a senior who needs assistance managing daily tasks, someone who has a chronic illness or is recovering from an injury, or someone with a disability or special needs. Services are provided in the home by professional caregivers such as aides, registered nurses and therapists, on a short- or long-term basis and tailored to each person’s condition.

What are the Benefits of Home Care?
The first benefit of Home Care is that it takes place at home, where a person feels most comfortable, safe and secure. There are many other benefits to receiving care at home, including:

• Convenience
• Greater independence
• Family participation in care, if desired, but also family respite
• Personalized care plans with one-on-one attention
• Faster recovery from illness or injury
• A team of home health care professionals can act as liaisons between the patient, family and doctor, while offering a broad range of services
• Less costly than a hospital, assisted living or skilled nursing

What are the Types of Home Care?
There are three types of Home Care. Home care providers may offer one type of care or a combination of all three:

1. Personal Care – also called Companion Care or Non-Medical Care. This type of service usually includes assistance with daily living, such as bathing, grooming and toileting. It may also involve meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and companionship – time spent engaging in activities and hobbies of interest to the client. Personal Care may be used as respite care for family members or as a long-term alternative to assisted living.

2. Private Duty Nursing – generally found through an agency or as a direct hire. Private duty nurses provide a wide range of services that can include administration of medication, wound care, ventilator care, catheters, colostomy bags and feeding tubes. Care may also involve basic hygiene, grooming care and light household duties. Private Duty Nursing is usually a long-term solution to ongoing care needs due to chronic illness or disability.

3. Home Health Care – must be prescribed by a doctor. Home Health Care is usually prescribed because of a chronic illness, such as kidney failure or heart disease, or after a stroke, surgery, or other major health event. Medical professionals including registered nurses, nurse aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists may be necessary, all under a doctor’s supervision. Unlike Personal Care and Private Duty Nursing, Medicare may cover eligible Home Health Care, if the following conditions are met:

• It is ordered by a doctor, is deemed medically necessary and requires skilled services

• The care is prescribed after an in-person, documented visit with the doctor occurring no more than 90 days before or 30 days after the start of home health care

• There is a plan of care that is established by the doctor and is reviewed regularly, and includes the type, duration and frequency of care.

• The care must be intermittent or short-term

• The person receiving care must be certified by the doctor as homebound, or unable to leave home without the help of another person and/or the use of a wheelchair, walker, cane or crutches because of an injury or illness

• The agency providing the care must be Medicare-certified

No matter which type of Home Care you choose, the goal is to allow your loved one to live as healthfully and independently as possible, while giving you and your loved one peace of mind. You can begin your search for Home Health Care, Private Duty Nursing and/or Personal Care using our US map above. Our search results include descriptions of services offered, service areas, contact information and prices where available.

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