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Home Care & Special Programs

The Home Care and Special Programs Departments fall under the Long Term Support Services which includes Senior Care Options (SCO) and One Care plans, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Community Partners, AFC (Adult Foster Care) and GAFC (Group Adult Foster Care) and the State Home Care Program.


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The Home Care Programs Department provides initial assessments and on-going care management services to develop, monitor and adjust individualized service plans to address the identified daily needs  of consumers and to promote their independence, quality of life  and safety at home. The Home Care Department works closely with the Clinical Assessment Eligibility Department to provide CBES consumers with a high quality interdisciplinary care management. The Home Care consumers must be age 60 or older (or under the age of 60 with a physician’s documented diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, a related disorder, or other dementia) and meet the eligibility criteria established by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in order to receive services. Eligible consumers will receive the Home Care services regardless of their health insurance coverage situation.

Special Programs Department provides a range of long term support services to seniors and adults as young as 16+ with disabilities, through the various programs funded by MassHealth. To be eligible for Special Programs services consumers must have MassHealth Standard coverage and meet the eligibility criteria established by MassHealth and Center of Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).  Special Programs staff provides initial assessments, on-going care management services, and other long term support services as set by contracts between CBES and specific program. Geriatric Support Coordinators, Long Terms Support Coordinator, Programs Managers and support staff work closely with managed care plans and MassHealth LTSS Unit to develop Person Centered Plan of Care, to address the identified daily clinical and social needs of consumers and to promote their independence and safety at home, and quality of life.

Ways to Help

Your support is important to our work at Central Boston Elder Services. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

How many of the follow activities are you unable to perform without assistance?

  • Bathing

  • Dressing/Undressing

  • Eating

  • Transferring in and out of bed or chair

  • Mobility inside the home

  • Toileting

  • Managing incontinence

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)

How many of the follow activities are you unable to perform without assistance?

  • Meal preparation (*Critical)

  • Food shopping(*Critical)

  • Housework/cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Taking medication

  • Getting around outside

  • Money management

  • Using transportation

  • Using the telephone

  • Transportation to dialysis, chemotherapy, or radiation (*Critical)

  • Respite Care(*Critical)

Select Homecare Program 

  • Program to meet needs of clients age 60 or older (such as home delivered meals, home making or personal emergency response systems)

  • Respite services

  • Waivers provide additional opportunities such
    as higher income limits to access MassHealth services and special programs

Enhanced Community Options

  • ECOP is available to clients 60 years of age or older requiring a more substantial care plan than the regular home care program normally would allow

  • Non-MassHealth

  • Clients otherwise clinically eligible for services in a skilled nursing facility

  • Allows complex clients to remain safely at home

Meet The Teams

Homecare Team

Special Programs Team

John Chito, Director of Home Care

Sherrice Lewis -Thompson – Assistant Director of Home Care

Abdul Karimi –Training Manager

Adee Staveley – Team Manager

Neusa Bernardo – Team Manager

Angie Ortiz- Support Team Manager

Elizabeth Vazquez Aguilar – Resident Services Manager

Tanya Bradley – Resident Services Coordinator

Jacquelyn Lewis – Senior LTSS Manager

Kattia Ira – Senior LTSS Manager

Anitra Bell – Senior LTSS Manager

Aurizanda Dos Santos – LTSS Manager

Tatjana Gavrilova – LTSS Supervisor

Nancy Harris, Intake Supervisor

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