At AFC, our mission is to provide physician ordered Adult
Foster Care Services to members in a qualified setting,
assisting them to achieve the highest level of potential in
their day-to-day activities. Our AFC multidisciplinary provider
team is committed to providing a high quality, integrated
approach to care and service in family setting while honoring
the AFC member.
Our goals and services are based on two fundamental
philosophical principles: the belief in the innate worth of all
individuals and the belief that each individual, regardless of
age, race, color, creed, sex, national origin or handicap(s) is
entitled to maximize their potential as a human being and as a
member of society.
What is Adult Foster Care (AFC)?
Adult Foster Care (AFC), is a
program to help caregivers who care for frail elderly adults and
adults with disabilities who cannot live alone safely. AFC adults
live with trained paid caregivers who provide daily care.
Caregivers may be family members or non-family members.
• The program
is for adults who need daily help with personal care, but want to
live in a family setting rather than in a nursing home or other
• The caregiver
provides meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and
24-hour supervision. Caregivers may be individuals, couples, or
could receive up to $18,000 per year from MassHealth to provide
care to MassHealth members who otherwise would need institutional
providers, including a social worker and registered nurse, train
the caregiver and provide ongoing support.
What services do we provide?
• Careful screening and training of your caregiver family.
• Case management and service coordination.
• Periodic visits by social workers and registered nurses to
monitor medical conditions, evaluate caregiver services, and offer
support and training
• 24-hour coverage for emergencies