The Adult Family Care (AFC) Program (also known as Adult Foster Care Program) is a program for people on MassHealth age 16 and older who due to medical, physical, cognitive or psychiatric difficulties cannot safely live alone. Members either live in the homes of their caregivers called Care Providers, or a Care Provider moves into the member’s home.


The Care Provider is responsible to assist with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, toileting, mobility, dressing; and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) such as house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and transportation to medical appointments. Members receive a private room and all meals. Care Providers receive a monthly stipend.


Family members can apply to become Care Providers unless they are the parents of a minor child who would be the AFC member, the spouse of the member or a legally responsible relative (such as a guardian) of the member.


AFC members may be frail elders who receive assistance from family members, while others are younger adults with disabilities who may be involved with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Some members work, while others attend Adult Day Health programs. 



AFC Eligibility:
  • Must be on MassHealth Statndard or MassHealth CommonHelath
  • Must be Sixteen years old or older
  • Must have Chronic and/or permanent Disability
  • Must Reside in the same home as their approved caregiver
  • Must require at least hands-on assistance or supervision 
  • Must have a prescription from their primary Care Physician



For more information please call 508-573-7200


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