My wife died a year ago and I honestly could not have survived it without the help of Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts. She had done all the cooking, cleaning, and housework, she even cut my hair. I wasn’t really cleaning or able to make much for myself. My house was a mess and so was I. I would say this was one of the lowest points in my entire life.
When I had a physical, my doctor referred me to ASNCM. A case manager named Christine called me and at first, I really didn’t want someone in my home. Christine asked me about my life, and it felt really good to talk to someone again. It felt like the only person who had cared about how I was doing was my wife until Christine. Though I didn’t want someone in my space, I agreed to have someone come to my home and do some regular cleaning, laundry, and meal prep. After speaking with my case manager more, she realized I was having trouble getting ready in the morning. Showering had become more difficult for me but again I really didn’t want anyone in my space. Over time as I began to trust Christine, I asked about getting someone to help me in the shower. Christine was able to find out that the person who came to my house to do chores was also personal care trained and added time for her to help me. A nurse from ASNCM came out and talked to me about how I could bathe safely while keeping my dignity.
It has been about 6 months since I got the call from ASNCM. It feels like I am restarting my life and I got a lot of help along the way. Christine helped me finally realize that I needed help in my home. My personal care person has been helping me to safely shower for about 3 months. I am so grateful to ASNCM and Christine for being there in my time of need.”
Staying at home sweet home!
Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts (ASNCM) is here to help you live independently in your own home, whether it’s a few hours of help each week or assistance on a temporary basis, such as while recovering from an illness, or after returning home from the hospital or a rehabilitation facility.
Whatever your situation, ASNCM has a variety of programs to meet virtually every need, and we can respond quickly in emergency situations to ensure your safety and ability to remain living at home.
ASNCM HOME CARE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.)
- Grocery shopping and meal preparation
- Homemaking (housework, laundry)
- Meal Delivery
- Heavy chores
- Medical Alert Systems
- Foot Care
- And MORE
ASNCM focuses on a person-centered approach to care planning to meet the unique needs of each individual. We take pride in offering you many choices and want you to be an active partner in your care planning.
The Home Care Services Program is for individuals age 60+ or adults living with disabilities in North Central Massachusetts who need assistance to remain independent with safety, dignity, and respect in their own home. Cost is determined based on income.
Fill out the form below if you, or someone you know, is interested in Home Care Services.