We help people with disabilities continue to live at home with their families, or, if they choose, to live with community members/caregivers.
The Adult Family Care (AFC) Program offers an opportunity for individuals with disabilities over the age of 16, who are MassHealth eligible to continue living at home, with their families, or they can choose to live with community members/caregivers.
Individuals are assessed to determine the level of need, based on MassHealth criteria. These areas include mobility, transferring, eating, toileting, dressing and bathing. Caregivers assist with these activities of daily living. Each participant of AFC is assigned a multidisciplinary team consisting of a care manager and a registered nurse to coordinate medical and social services.
Caregivers receive a tax-free stipend ranging from $9000 or up to $18,000 annually, depending on the level of need. AFC homes must be qualified during the intake process.
As part of the AFC Program, caregivers receive a minimum of 8 hours of training annually, including CPR/First Aid.