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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 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

 

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Adult Foster/Family Care Brochure

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