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Adult Family Care


What is the AFC Program?

The AFC (Adult Family Care) Program is a MassHealth funded program that enables a person who needs assistance with daily care to live in the community in a supportive family environment.

Who is Eligible to receive AFC?

People over the age of 16 with a variety of limitations may be eligible for the AFC program. The following criteria must be met in order to qualify:

• Be MassHealth eligible (Standard or CommonHealth)
• Have a medical, physical, or cognitive condition that requires either hands-on or verbal daily assistance or supervision to complete one or more of the following activities: bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, ambulating, or eating.

Who can be an AFC Caregiver?

Almost anyone can be a caregiver, including parents, other family members or friends. This program is designed to support the Caregiver by providing medical and financial assistance.

• Must be 18 years or older
• Willing to share a home with the person needing AFC services.
• The only exclusion – Those who are legally responsible for the individual such as a court appointed guardian or a spouse can not be a caregiver.

How to Become Involved in AFC

If you or someone you know would like more information on either becoming a caregiver or becoming an AFC member, contact:

Apply Today

Pat Conley, AFC Director
(781) 829-4608

Download AFC brochure here