Providing care for a loved one can be overwhelming.

At just a fraction of the cost of traditional assisted living facilities, Additional Care enables your loved ones to age gracefully, setting their own schedules, eating the food from their own kitchens and staying close to friends, family and familiar surroundings.

How do I know when a loved one needs Private Home Care?

Take a brief online quiz that may help you determine when it is time to get some help – for you or your loved one.

Additional Care (the personal care division of VNCC) offers the following services:

Personal care: Assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming as well as medication reminders

Home safety assessment: Safety recommendations made by a registered nurse

Homemaking: Light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation

Alzheimer’s/dementia care: Compassionate, professional care for those with mild symptoms

Transportation: Shopping, errands, visits to friends and family, movies, activities

Medical escort: To and from doctor and dentist appointments

Safely Home program: Assistance for people coming home from a hospital stay or outpatient care

Respite care: Short-term home care that provides a break for family caregivers

Visiting Nurse & Community Care offers a wide range of health, medical and day-to-day living services designed to help your loved ones receive the best possible care while maintaining their dignity and independence.

We are dedicated to improving health, preventing disease and educating clients, caregivers and families on how to best manage and balance all components of healthcare.

Free home safety assessment

One of the first steps we take is to conduct a comprehensive safety assessment of the entire home. This is done by a registered nurse who has received extensive training in this area.

The assessment includes:

  • Entranceways (steps, railings, lighting, ramps)
  • All flooring (unsafe rugs, electric cords, clutter, lighting)
  • Furniture
  • Access to light switches and storage
  • Bedroom (bed height, access to telephone, night light, unsafe rugs)
  • Bathroom (slippery tub, grab bars, bath chair, unsafe rugs)
  • Stairways
  • Laundry room

Call 781-643-6090

What does it cost?

In some cases, funding is available from long-term care insurance and the Veterans Administration.

Contact us at for a FREE Private Home Care consultation and nursing/home safety assessment


Additional Care Private Home Care adheres to the hiring and service standards established by the Home Care Aide Council, which establishes guidelines for best practice in Massachusetts. We are also certified by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

When is it necessary?

When clients are recovering from an injury, illness or surgery, or have other complex medical needs, skilled nursing care can be necessary. Registered nurses from Additional Care are available to make home visits and provide the type of hands-on care that senior citizens need to maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle.

In addition to managing and evaluating day-to-day health regimens, our Private Home Care nurses can provide home safety assessments. Nurses are also a valuable resource for education and information about health-related issues.

Call 781-643-6090 today!

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the qualifications of Private Home care staff?
    Our home care professionals are carefully screened and trained, ensuring that clients receive the best possible services. In addition, ongoing training and supervision are provided by registered nurses.
  • Do I have to sign a contract?
    No. There is no contract. However, you are required to sign a Financial Agreement that lists the types of services you will be receiving and the number of hours per week that these services will be provided. Services can be rescheduled or discontinued if we are notified at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Do you require a deposit?
    Yes, a deposit equal to payment for two weeks of service is required. Our office staff will calculate the amount of the deposit and inform you in advance. When you terminate services, the deposit will be applied to your last invoice. If a balance remains, you will receive a refund for that amount.
  • What happens if a client doesn’t like the caregiver?
    This happens rarely but we are sensitive to the needs of our clients. If the selected caregiver isn’t the best fit for your loved one, another caregiver will be assigned.
  • How soon can you find a caregiver?
    In most cases, we are able to provide an Private Home Care employee in one or two days. If there is an emergency situation, we will do our best to find a caregiver who can start immediately.
  • Will my loved one have the same caregiver every day?
    We understand the importance that continuity of care provides, especially for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Every attempt is made to maintain this type of continuity and assign the same staff member. In some cases, a second caregiver may be added into the rotation.
  • Can a caregiver give clients their medication?
    No. Medication can only be administered by a registered nurse. However, caregivers can remind the client that medication should be taken and encourage the client to do so.
  • What should I do if a problem arises?
    A qualified and trained staff member is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During normal business hours, call the Additional Care team at 781-643-6090, option 3, with any questions or concerns. If you call after or before business hours, an answering service will forward your call to a Private Home Care staff member who will contact you directly.