Move Back Home

Stavros Options Counselors will work with anyone who wants to get out of a nursing home or stay in their own home by helping to find home care (including PCA services), equipment, and supports.

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Pioneer Valley ADRC

Stavros is a member of the Pioneer Valley Aging and Disability Resource Consortium which consists of WestMass Elder Care, Greater Springfield Senior Services, Highland Valley Elder Service Center, and LifePath. The PVADRC is part of a statewide initiative dedicated to giving people with disabilities and the elderly information to make informed decisions about where they want to live and receive services.

Helping Families Stay Together

Stavros helps families stay together by providing the needed support to remain independent and living at home.

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Helping Kids

Children with Disabilities should have the same opportunities to play and learn as other kids. Stavros helps parents make that dream come true.

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Helping Teenagers

Teenagers with disabilities should be thinking about their futures. Our Transition to Adulthood program can help them achieve their goals.

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Modify Your Home

Home Modifications don’t need to be overwhelming. Stavros Building Services and Home Sweet Home work with you to put modifications within reach.

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    Action Alert!

    ACTION ALERT !

    Increase Funding for MFP (Money Follows the Person)

    Medicaid requires states to provide care in nursing homes, but makes home and community-based services (HCBS) optional. MFP bridges a gap by providing grants to states to cover transitional services for individuals who wish to leave nursing homes and return to the community. Sadly, MFP expired over a year ago in 2016. Massachusetts and other states that have continued their programs will only have grant funding through 2020. That is not enough to maintain the program at current levels or expand the number of participants. Without this program many will be confined to institutions and many may never have a chance to live independently.

     S. 2227, the bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act introduced by Senators Portman (R-OH) and Cantwell (D-WA), extends and improves the Money Follows the Person program (MFP).  MFP helps individuals transition from nursing homes back into the community. The EMPOWER Care Act would help funding the MFP program. More funding for the program will help ease their transition by allotting funds toward first and last months’ rent and other necessary expenses. There are two very important initiatives coming up.  Join Stavros as we work to pass S.2227!

    Take some action see what you can do at our Advocacy Hot Topics Page

    700th Ramp BUILT !

     

    Thanks to the support of donors Stavros has reached a milestone.

    We have built our 700th Ramp.

    We even had a ribbon cutting ceremony

    See Ms. Bullock's story at WWLP News