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Approximate Cost of Community Based Services
This chart was provided by, Emily B. Saltz, LICSW, Director Elder Resources.

TYPE OF SERVICE APPROXIMATE
COST
FINANCING
24-hour In-Home Supervised Care$200 - $450/dayPrivate pay
Chore Services$20 - $25/hourPrivate Pay
Adult Day Health$45 - $90/dayMass Health, Veterans, private pay
Adult Foster Care$15/day under Mass Health, $1700/monthly privatelyMass Health, private pay
Assisted Living Facilities$1,500 - $3,000/monthPrivate pay, some low income subsidies
Congregate Housing &
Independent Living Housing
Variable monthly rentsFederal or state subsidies
Geriatric Care Management Services$100 - $150/hourLTC Insurance, Private pay
Hospice Care (in-home)$18 - $20/hourMedicare, Mass Health, private insurance, HMO's
Homemaking Services$20 - $25/hourMass Health, private insurance, HMO's
Home Health Aide Care$20 - $25/hourMedicare, Mass Health, HMO's, LTC insurance, private pay
Home Delivered Meals
(Meals on Wheels)
$1.50 - $3 donation/mealPrivate Pay
Mental Health Services$100 - $125/hourMedicare, Mass Health, Private pay
Money Management Services$40 - $80/hourPrivate pay
Personal Emergency
Response Systems
$50 - $100 installation
$35 - $45 monthly fee
Mass Health, Private pay
Respite Care (In Home)$20 - $25/hourLTC Insurance, Private pay
Respite Care (Facility Based)$150 - $300/dayLTC Insurance
Rest Homes$100 - $200/dayPrivate pay, Mass Health.
Retirement Communities$100,000 - $500,000/entry fee
$1500 - $4000/monthly fee
Private pay
Senior HousingVariable monthly rentsFederal or state subsidies
Skilled Nursing Facilities$200 - $350/day
Excluding medications
Medicare (if eligible),
Mass Health, LTC insurance, private insurance, private pay
Skilled Nursing Visits$75 - $100/hourMedicare, Mass Health, HMO's, LTC insurance, private pay


National Medicare Hotline:
All Medicare Questions.
1-800-633-4227
TTY:1-877-486-2048
Massachusetts MassHealth/Medicaid Application & Information Center:1-800-841-2900
Mass Health Member Eligibility Enrollment Center:1-888-665-9993
Medicare Part A:
Information on Part A coverage and claims.
1-888-896-4997
Medicare Part B:
Information on Part B coverage and claims.
1-800-882-1228
Durable Medical Equipment:
Information on durable medical equipment/claims.
1-800-842-2052
MassPRO Hotline:
Appeals for hospital discharges and quality of medicall care complaints review.
1-800-252-5533
Medicare Advocacy Project:
Advice and free legal representation to older and disabled MA residents.
1-800-323-3205
Pharmacy Program/Prescription Advantage:
Financial aid for prescriptions.
1-800-243-4636

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