Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care (AFC) is a program for people with medical conditions, who are unable to live safely alone in the community and would like to receive the support they need in a home environment.

Program members live with trained and committed caregivers who provide daily care such as personal care, meals, escort to medical appointments, and medication monitoring.

Members may come to the AFC Program already pre-matched with a caregiver who may be a family member or friend. The Member may also come to the AFC Program without a caregiver and our AFC Program will match the member to a GSSSI qualified caregiver.

Adult Foster Care Provides Support in These Ways

  • The AFC Program provides a Qualified AFC Team consisting of a Nurse and a Case Manager who provide support, training and education to the Member and the Caregiver.
  • The AFC Team assists members to achieve a contented and fulfilled life by helping the member identify and achieve their goals.
  • The AFC Team will collaborate with other providers with, or on behalf of the member.
  • The AFC Team advocates for both the member and the caregiver to ensure their needs are met.
  • The AFC Program offers a 24 hour emergency support line.

Call 800-649-3641 today

Who is Eligible?

  • Have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth (may be a member of a Senior Care Options (SCO) or One Care Plan). Private pay option is available.
  • Have a chronic medical or psychiatric condition
  • Unable to live safely alone
  • Require assistance with at least one of the following: bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring between  positions, ambulating or eating
  • Age 16 or older

Become a Caregiver

Caregivers are paid a tax-free monthly stipend by MassHealth. Depending upon the level of need of the participant, a caregiver can receive up to $20,900 a year. This stipend can be the deciding factor in caring for a loved one at home versus placing them in a skilled nursing facility. As care needs increase and more time is required to provide the care, the stipend can serve to replace income lost when a family member becomes unable to work outside the home.

The AFC Program offers a unique employment opportunity.

Call 800-649-3641 today

Caregiver Eligibility

  • Must maintain a private home environment in good repair and large enough to accommodate both the AFC participant(s) and all other residents of the home
  • Caregiver must be at least 18 years of age, with the ability to make mature and sound judgments
  • Must be readily available and physically capable to provide supervision and hands-on-assistance
  • Willingness to work cooperatively with Greater Springfield Senior Services in ensuring a high quality of life for the participant