Home Care & Special Programs

Helping elders and persons with disability live well at home

The Home Care and Special Programs Departments fall under the Long Term Support Services which includes Senior Care Options (SCO) and One Care plans, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Community Partners, AFC (Adult Foster Care) and GAFC (Group Adult Foster Care) and the State Home Care Program.

Home Care

The Home Care Programs Department provides initial assessments and on-going care management services to develop, monitor and adjust individualized service plans to address the identified daily needs  of consumers and to promote their independence, quality of life  and safety at home. The Home Care Department works closely with the Clinical Assessment Eligibility Department to provide CBES consumers with a high quality interdisciplinary care management. The Home Care consumers must be age 60 or older (or under the age of 60 with a physician’s documented diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, a related disorder, or other dementia) and meet the eligibility criteria established by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in order to receive services. Eligible consumers will receive the Home Care services regardless of their health insurance coverage situation.

Special Programs

Special Programs Department provides a range of long term support services to seniors and adults as young as 16+ with disabilities, through the various programs funded by MassHealth. To be eligible for Special Programs services consumers must have MassHealth Standard coverage and meet the eligibility criteria established by MassHealth and Center of Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).  Special Programs staff provides initial assessments, on-going care management services, and other long term support services as set by contracts between CBES and specific program. Geriatric Support Coordinators, Long Terms Support Coordinator, Programs Managers and support staff work closely with managed care plans and MassHealth LTSS Unit to develop Person Centered Plan of Care, to address the identified daily clinical and social needs of consumers and to promote their independence and safety at home, and quality of life.

Meet the Teams

Home Care Team

John Chito, Assistant Director

Sherrice Lewis -Thompson – Intake Manager

Abdul Karimi –Training Manager

Adee Staveley – Team Manager

Victoria Leikin – Team Manager

Neusa Bernardo – Team Manager

Special Programs Team

Jacquelyn Lewis – senior LTSS Manager

Kattia Ira – Senior LTSS Manager

Anitra Bell – Senior LTSS Manager

Aurizanda Dos Santos – LTSS Manager

Angie Ortiz- Support Team Manager

Jems Melay – AFC Manager

Tatjana Gavrilova – LTSS Supervisors

Joseph Pierre – LTSS Supervisors

Director of Long Term Support Services (LTSS)

The Director of Long Term Support Services (LTSS) responsible for the full range of CBES relations and service interaction with all contracted Senior Care Options (SCO) and One Care plans, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Community Partners, AFC (Adult Foster Care) and GAFC (Group Adult Foster Care) and the State Home Care Program. Director of LTSS works with other CBES directors and managers to develop and implement policies, procedures and monitor programs goals and outcomes, and to ensure that all programs operate in full compliance with all applicable City, State and Federal regulations, contractual performance standards, and are following Agency policies. Director of LTSS directly supervises a team of the Home Care and Special Programs managers who are responsible for the day to day operations of CBES Long Term Support Programs.

Mila Spitkovsky

Mila Spitkovsky

Director of Long Term Support Services

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc.

2315 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02119

Telephone: (617) 277-7416, Ext. 2643

TTY: (617) 277-6691

Fax: (617) 516-0292

Email:mspitkovsky@centralboston.org

For Information contact:

Mila Spitkovsky, Director of Long Term Support Services, at 617-606-9310, on  Mobile: 617-992-6249 or via email at
mspitkovsky@centralboston.org