The Personal Care Attendant Program fosters independence in individuals with disabilities who receive MassHealth by assisting them with performing their day-to-day activities in the home.
Consumers find & hire their own Personal Care Attendant and pay them with funding from MassHealth.
Consumers sometimes need help managing the employment of PCAs. These consumers have surrogates who can help hire, train, and supervise their PCAs. Surrogates can be family members, friends or volunteers.
Help the individual gain approval from MassHealth for PCA service
Provide training to consumers to become employers of Personal Care Attendants
Provide ongoing support to consumer who is the employer
Languages Offered: Interpreter services available as needed, English
Eligibility: Consumers 60 years of age or under who have a chronic disabling disease or permanent disability, are eligible for MassHealth Standard or Commonhealth, need physical assistance in a least two of the following areas: mobility/transfers, bathing/grooming, dressing/undressing, medications, toileting and passive range-of-motion exercises and able to supervise theirs workers or have a surrogate to assist with supervising the workers.