Tag Archives: WestMass-ElderCare

HHA services

******** – WMEC, I may be missing something, or maybe the information I'm finding online is incomplete or incorrect. The reason I thought WestMass ElderCare provided (or at least coordinated the arrangements for) Home Health Aide services is because I have seen this information from various sources. For example, this is currently online at the […]

New AFC Regulations

I am sending this from one of my email addresses to another. Please feel free to respond to either of them. But …. ** Please Note ** that this email is being sent "Carbon Copy" to several addresses in addition to yours. If you reply to this email, do not include any information you don't […]


January 2001 I resigned from my full time position of over 12 years, to become a host caregiver in the MassHealth AFC program. After meeting the specified requirements, I was approved as a host family and began receiving the $19 a day tax free stipend for providing personal care assistance and 24 hours a day […]


In 1999 the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Olmstead v. L.C. case that the Americans with Disabilities Act may require states to provide services in the least restrictive setting possible (i.e. community-based services), rather than institutional placements for individuals with disabilities. Justice Ginsberg said that states are required to place persons with disabilities […]