Service Payment Options

Elder Service Plan

RSSI provides supportive services to clients who are covered under Elder Service Plans (ESP), which are part of PACE (Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). ESP provides comprehensive medical and social services to elders so that they can live in their communities instead of in nursing homes.

A team of PACE health professionals assesses each person’s needs, and develops a plan of total care. The local PACE site then works with RSSI to coordinate the provision of these services in either the person’s apartment or another facility. Among the services that RSSI provides are:

  • Coordination and integration of all medical and psychiatric appointments including maintaining the lines of communication with health care providers,
  • Assisting the client to comply with health care instructions.
  • Supervision and assistance with activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing and toileting),
  • Assistance with medication,
  • Cleaning and general housekeeping

To be eligible for ESP, you must

  • be 55 or older
  • live in the service area of an ESP/PACE organization
  • be able to live safely in the community
  • be certified by the state as eligible for nursing home care
  • agree to receive health services exclusively through the ESP/PACE organization

To learn more about this program, contact the ESP/PACE site nearest you by following this link: Elder Service Plans / PACE for Massachusetts Seniors