January 22, 2019
Montachusett Home Care Names Christina Cassidy as New ED

Christina Cassidy
December 23, 2017 — Montachusett Home Care, a nonprofit based in Leominster that serves as an Aging Services Access Point for 21 towns in north central Massachusetts, recently announced that Christina Cassidy has been selected as its new executive director.

She success Greg Giuliano, who retired earlier this month as executive director of Montachusett Home Care (MHCC).

Cassidy has more than 20 years of executive planning, administration, communication, and marketing experience in both the non-profit and for profit sectors, including having worked in executive positions for several assisted living communities and several hospices.

Prior to joining MHCC, she was manager of education at the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association, executive director of Brookdale Senior Living in Dedham, and executive director of Benchmark Senior Living/Tatnuck Park in Worcester.

Earlier, she worked for 11 years at Hospice Savannah, the largest nonprofit hospice in the southeast. Her positions included Vice president of community services and administrative director of the Steward Center for Palliative Care.

“I look forward to working with this dedicated team to continue to meet the needs of elders and adults with disabilities to ensure they are able to live as independently as possible,” she said. Cassidy. “I feel passionate about the work we do and see daily the impact MHCC has on this region’s quality of life.”

Cassidy holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University.

Founded in 1974, MHCC employs nurses and social workers who provide serves to 4,000 elders in the Montachusett area, which encompasses the region tied to Gardner, Fitchburg, and Leominster in north Worcester County, as well as Ashby, Ayer, Groton, Shirley, and Townsend in Middlesex County.

Much of its funding comes from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, which oversees several programs designed to promote independent living for the elderly and support for their caregivers. Funding from the Division of Medical Assistance supports services to younger disabled adults as well as elders.

There are 27 nonprofit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in Massachusetts, which serve exclusive geographic areas. Each has a governing board made up of at least 51% representation of person's age 60 or older and appointed by local Councils on Aging. ASAPs provide the following direct services: Information and referral; interdisciplinary case management: intake, assessment, development and implementation of service plans; monitoring of service plans; and reassessment of needs; and protective services, including investigations of abuse and neglect of elders.

For the year ending June 30, 2016, Montachusett Home Care reported $20.1 million in revenue, of which $15.8 million came from contributions and grants, and $19.3 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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