The Town of Acton has had a home care agency since 1923, gaining Medicare certification in 1966. It has been a valued resource for Acton residents who have required skilled care after acute hospitalization, for chronic illness, or for other specialty medical needs. Home care services are provided in addition to the state-mandated Public Health Services that are provided to Acton citizens.
Acton residents gain the benefit of being able to access help from dedicated professionals who are familiar with the Town. ANS’ dual-role of providing care at home and public health preventative care is beneficial to residents who may be aging or have aging family members living with them.
Acton’s population is projected to continue to “grey” as an increasing percentage of residents fall in the over-60 age range and ANS will serve an important role in keeping our community vibrant as more residents decide to age-in-place. Having home care services as an integral part of the town’s infrastructure also provides important insulation against the high level of churn seen in the home care provider system.