Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $1.1 Million in Grants to Expand Hospital to Home Program

Jun 12, 2024

The Healey-Driscoll Administration awarded $1.1 million in grants to acute care hospitals and Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) across Massachusetts to expand the Hospital to Home Partnership Program. The program provides specialized expertise to hospitals to support discharges directly to a patient’s home, rather than to a skilled nursing facility or other long-term care setting.

Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act Home and Community-Based Services, grant awardees will use these funds to create innovative transitions from a hospital to a patient’s home. Funds will also be used to hire personnel who will be dedicated to connecting patients ready for discharge with home- and community-based alternatives, instead of a skilled nursing facility.

There are 24 regional ASAPs throughout Massachusetts that provide programs and services designed specifically to support adults to age in their community. From exploring care options and assistance with nutrition and food security, to supporting adults with housing, health, financial wellness, transportation, and safety, ASAPs are there to help. Through the Hospital to Home Partnership Program, the coordination between ASAPs and hospitals will be strengthened to better serve the needs of the community.

Grants of up to $300,000 are available through the program. Grant recipients include:

  • Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands in partnership with Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Mystic Valley Elder Services in partnership with Winchester Hospital
  • Elder Services of Berkshire County in partnership with Berkshire Health Systems
  • Highland Valley Elder Services in partnership with Cooley Dickinson Hospital, part of the Mass General Brigham system
  • AgeSpan Inc in partnership with Salem Hospital, part of the Mass General Brigham system
  • Minuteman Senior Services in partnership with Emerson Hospital