Supportive Services

Private home care by Commonwealth Nursing Services

Commonwealth Nursing Services (CNS) is the private home care agency for Tufts Medicine Care at Home. CNS offers dependable and affordable in-home solutions to enhance recovery, ensure safety, and increase independence. Their dedicated paraprofessional staff provides a variety of personal care and support services to help individuals of all ages remain in their own home and community.

Do you or someone you love need help at home to live safely and well?

CNS will bring private duty services to people with chronic or acute health conditions who need help in their own homes. Directed by a registered nurse, our staff includes nurses, certified home health aides and homemakers. They are appropriately licensed or certified and chosen carefully for their knowledge, skill, and compassion. Our clients, or their family members, pay for these services and decide on the number of hours and days of service.

This help is generally not covered by health insurance but may be covered under a long term care insurance or public benefit programs.

You will be surprised to learn how affordable private home care can be!

We make aging at home manageable


An affordable alternative to facility or hospital care


A customized plan of care for each client

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Access to skilled nursing care at home

How we can help

Comprehensive services include:

About our staff

All staff who provide personal care services are fully licensed and/or certified and have had a complete background check. In addition, all Private Care staff are supervised by licensed nursing professionals to ensure the highest level of service possible. We also offer multiple opportunities for continuing education so that staff keeps informed about the newest home service options available.

Meet our staff


Arrange for care

For general inquiries or make a referral for service, please call us at 978-459-7771 or email us at

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Frequently asked questions

Do you only provide services in private homes?

We will provide care wherever “home” is… whether it be an assisted living facility or a social event such as a family gathering.

How do you decide what services are needed?

All clients receive a comprehensive in-home assessment from a licensed nursing professional who will suggest services necessary for their safety and well-being. This allows the client and family to make an informed decision about the services needed. Once the assessment is completed, we develop a care plan that fits each client’s situation. We review the care plan on a regular basis to make sure that the services provided are appropriate and effective.

Why should I use Private Care Services instead of hiring someone myself?

There are a number of reasons why you should choose Private Care Services. First, all our employees are screened, have a comprehensive background check and are fully trained. Second, we provide professional liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Third, we supervise our employees to ensure the highest level of professional conduct. Finally, clients can be assured that they will receive the services they need when they need them.

How much does it cost to have private care services at my home?

The amount of service you need is completely up to the client and family if they are involved.. The cost will depend on the number and frequency of the specific services needed. Information on the cost of different services is available upon request.