Every year Center for Living & Working serves over 2,000 people in Central Massachusetts who have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth insurance or individuals enrolled in a Senior Care Options Plan or OneCare Program and need the help of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to complete activities of daily living. As an Independent Living Center, we are committed to assuring that those we serve have complete control in managing their own personal care.
This commitment translates to a paradigm shift: the person with the disability becomes the employer, employing his/her own personal care attendant. At Center for Living & Working, we teach each individual how to meet their own personal care needs, how to interview personal care attendants and check references. Hiring and firing of the PCA, establishing a daily care schedule, it’s all in the consumer’s hands, where the control belongs.
Along the way, Center for Living & Working is there to help. We visit and call the consumer to troubleshoot and encourage. The bottom line: personal needs are met in an independent manner, with all of the dignity and pride every individual deserves.