What is Home LINKS?
Home LINKS is the Greater New England Chapter’s short-term care management program. The goal of Home LINKS is to promote enhanced quality of life and independence for people living with MS. This program helps by providing information and referral, hands-on assistance, and financial assistance.
How does Home LINKS work?
Home LINKS offers care management services to help stabilize the client and the family during times of difficulty or crisis. Care managers meet with clients in their homes, and work with them to create a care plan, based upon client needs. We help people research and locate services and resources, and assist them to navigate the systems necessary to receive vital help.
Common goals that care managers help people address include:
- Applying for benefits such as Medicaid, Social Security and/or food stamps
- Finding local medical providers and scheduling appointments
- Making arrangements to obtain durable medical equipment
- Connecting with social support resources
- Arranging for home-based care services
- Evaluating home accessibility and safety
- Researching funding resources for specific needs.
Care managers typically work with a client for three months, unless circumstances require an extended period of services. There is no cost to receive this service.
Who is eligible for Home LINKS services?
Home LINKS is available to people who have MS and live in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Vermont. On a case-by-case basis, MS Navigators will determine if this service is appropriate.
Get started or learn more
To learn more about Home LINKS, contact the Chapter’s Information and Referral Center at 1-800-344-4867 or by email at GNEHomelinks@nmss.org. You do not need to be referred by your doctor to receive this service.
Home LINKS is a public-private partnership between the National MS Society and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.