Personal Care Management Center for Living and Working

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Contact Information

Center for Living and Working
Contact: Amaryllis Chaves, Personal Care Management Program Manager
Email Address:
Phone: 508-798-0350
Fax: 508-797-4015

484 Main Street Suite 345 Worcester, MA 01608
Area Served: Central

Map Location Personal Care Management


Personal Care Attendant Program is a MassHealth-funded program that is available to anyone with MassHealth or CommonHealth, a permanent disability who lives in a home environment and needs hands on personal care for at least two activities of daily living. If necessary, time for instrumental tasks such as laundry, shopping, and housekeeping can be incorporated along with personal care. CLW assists consumers set up this program so that they can hire personal care attendants to assist in their care. PCM Department handles application program and ongoing support for the central Massachusetts Mass Health program. Every year CLW serves over 1,000 people in Central Massachusetts who have Medicaid insuarance and need the help of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA). As an Independent Living Center, we are committed to assuring that those we serve have complete control in managing their own personal care.

Programs and Services:

Since 1975, CLW is a nonprofit independent living center located in Worcester, Massachusetts. CLW encompasses the independent living philosophy which states that individuals with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do persons without disabilities.CLW offers persons with disabilities the opportunity to make vital decisions affecting their lives, enabling them to make the transition to a full, productive, and independent life so they are empowered to reach their highest potential of self-sufficiency and self-reliance. CLW assists individuals with disabilities in achieving their self-indentified goals through the provision of four core independent living services: Information and Referral, Skills Training, Peer Counseling and Individual and Community Advocacy. Building upon the four core services and tailored to meet individuals needs, CLW offers the MassHealth Personal Care Management Program, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Program, Transition to Adulthood (TAP) Program, Nursing Home Transition Initiative, Specialized Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Consulting Services, and Aging and Disability Resource Consortia Program.

Service Types

  • Equipment Loan
  • Family Support
  • Independent Living Centers
  • Personal Care Attendants

Program Type

  • Independent Living

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, MassHealth, Medicare