You may be thinking of Caregiver Homes, which pays relatives (other than spouses) others $50/day tax free if the care would help keep the elder out of a nursing home. There's also the Personal Care Attendant program, which pays an hourly rate for care. Both programs require that the elder be financially eligible for MassHealth.
I strongly suggest you connect with a local elder law attorney (John Roberts, who posts on this list, is in your area and certainly knows his stuff). A local elder law attorney will be able to look at all of the financial and other facts and advise you about your options.
E. Alexandra "Sasha" Golden is a Massachusetts lawyer. All answers are based on Massachusetts law. All answers are for educational purposes and no attorney-client relationship is formed by providing an answer to a question.
Your best bet is to contact a local elder law attorney to review your options and explore locally available benefit programs.
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