Adult Foster / Family Care Overview
Adult Foster Care is a MassHealth-funded program that provides in home support to caregivers/ family members and AFC members and consumers. AFC members are individuals who are 16 years and older who need support in daily living. Support can be:
- Cueing and supervision
- Physical assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, or eating.
- Behavioral management and support.
AFC caregivers are thoroughly pre-screened and qualified candidates. The AFC member and caregiver live together in a roommate or family environment which must pass inspection in order to be qualified. The OPTIONS staff is here to assist AFC members and caregivers with accessing program services. These services include:
- Assisting existing families through the process of becoming qualified
- Caregiver pre-screening
- Clinical and social member assessment
- Careful matching process
- Nursing and care management support
- Individualized training
- Plan of care to identify all goals and objectives to maximize care
- Monthly in home visits
- Information about community resources and other local programs
- Assistance with identifying alternate caregivers to help when your primary caregiver is not available
- 24 hour on call system.
Primary caregivers are paid a MassHealth tax-free stipend, while the AFC member pays room and board.
Service area: Servicing Boston area to Cape Cod