Caregiver Program

Are you?

  • Caring for an older adult so they can remain safe at home?
  • Providing full-time care for grandkids and unsure of the resources available? 
  • Part of the sandwich generation, caring for both aging parents and your own children?
  • Looking for help with behavioral health care, legal or estate planning, healthcare, or education? 
  • Taking care of someone with a disability or chronic illness who needs assistance with daily activities of living such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, and bathing? 

If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our Caregiver Solutions program provides support you can depend on.

Our caregiver advisors understand the stress and complexities of managing a family member’s care in the home. They understand that each caregiving journey is unique and can provide the personalized support you need to keep your loved one safe and healthy while helping you balance home and work life. They can also help you enroll in our Caregiver Solutions program, provide a thorough assessment of your specific caregiving situation, and ensure that you receive services and supports that are 100% focused on your individual needs. 

Our caregiver advisors are here to provide you with the support and resources you need to navigate your caregiving journey with confidence. Whether you’re facing unexpected challenges or seeking assistance with planning ahead, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way.

Our Caregiver Program supports caregivers living in the City of Boston, such as:

  • Helping you access respite care including Adult Day Health Programs to ensure you have the opportunity to recharge and take care of yourself.
  • Participating in our weekly online caregiver support groups, where you can learn about coping skills and available resources, and talk to other caregivers like you.
  • Connecting you or your loved one with mental health counseling services to address any emotional or psychological needs you may have.
  • Offering referrals to guardianship and estate planning specialists to help you plan for the future.
  • Scholarships to summer camps, afterschool programs and tutoring.
  • Assisting with in-home service and supports to help older adults, people with disabilities, and people with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia successfully age in place.
  • Providing assistive technology and security monitoring services to o create a safe and comfortable environment for your loved one.

No matter what you’re facing, we’re here to listen, support, and guide you towards the resources that best meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance or to learn more about how we can help.

If you, or someone you know, would like to talk with other caregivers about how to take better care of loved ones – and yourself! – and learn about caregiving resources, come join Boston Senior Home Care’s Caregiver Support group! We offer three virtual support groups each week, including one evening group.

Caregiver Support Group schedule:

  • Mondays (9-10 AM)
  • Tuesdays (7-8 PM)
  • Thursdays (12-1 PM)
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older.
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) of approximately 55 years or older providing care to children under the age of 18. (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program)

Unsure if you’re eligible? Our advisors can help you, or refer you to a more specialized program.

Adult Family Care Program (AFC)

If you provide full-time care to someone who is unable to live alone due to a chronic illness or disability and receives MassHealth, you may be eligible to participate in our Adult Family Care (AFC) program and receive financial assistance. 

Our AFC program is designed to help you and your care partner thrive together in a shared living environment. Our dedicated AFC nurses and case managers provide in-home education and training. They will also coordinate social services such as Adult Day Health programs and respite care as well as caregiver support groups and one-on-one counseling. 

Download a Caregiving Guide