Caregiver Support

Providing care that helps loved ones stay at home can be a major commitment. We offer several programs that help people meet the challenges of being a caregiver.

Adult Family Care

Ensures that older adults and persons with disabilities are able to live in supportive family settings that foster the best quality of life for themselves and their caregivers. Family or host caregivers are provided with financial assistance, plus ongoing training and support from a nurse and a social worker. MassHealth required.

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Family Caregiver Support Program

Offers caregivers information about services and provides educational programs and short-term individual or family consultation. Social workers help identify services that will help maximize independence and quality of life.

Family Caregiver Support Program


Take Charge

Provides older adults choice in the way they receive services and who provides them. With the help of SCES staff, older adults hire, train, schedule and supervise their own workers to assist with personal care and homemaking tasks. Workers can be partners, friends, neighbors, or any family member (except a spouse).

Take Charge Fact Sheet