Make an AFC Referral

Find out if Adult Family Care is right for your family or person you support.

Adult Family Care provides you with support, resources, and financial assistance to make it easier for you to care for your loved one—and for yourself. Whether you are caring for an aging parent or a family member with a disability, Advocates Adult Family Care (AFC) provides the compassionate and customized supports your family needs to thrive.

What Adult Family Care Provides

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Emotional and Practical Supports, including Nursing and Case Management
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Assistance Navigating Resources, Services, and Referrals
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Tax-Free Financial Stipend

Who is eligible for Adult Family Care?

Your Loved One Must:

  • Be 16 or older
  • Be unable to live alone due to a physical, medical, or cognitive disability
  • Be eligible for MassHealth
  • Require assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs)

You Must:

  • Live in Massachusetts with the person in need of care
  • Have adequate time to provide personal care and safety
  • Not be the loved one's legal guardian or spouse
  • Complete a screening and application process

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Adult Family Care?

Adult Family Care—also sometimes referred to as Adult Foster Care or AFC—is a program that supports families as they care for aging loved ones and family members with disabilities. Through AFC, you receive coordinated supports, resources, and funding that allow you to provide care at home.

Does my loved one qualify for MassHealth?

Many people in Massachusetts are eligible for MassHealth. You can read about eligibility here or call us at (888) 628-6885. We can connect you with more information.

What are Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of Daily Living (or ADLs) include bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, transfers, and walking. Not sure if your loved one qualifies? Call us at (888) 628-6885—we are happy to learn more about your family and your needs.

Can you meet my family's unique needs?

We tailor our supports to your family’s needs and preferences. Our experienced team of case managers and registered nurses partners with your whole family to provide customized care.

Our staff members come from a wide range of backgrounds and speak many languages, including Cantonese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.

Want to discuss your family's needs in more detail? You can fill out this form, and a member of our team will contact you.

Interested in speaking with a member of our team? We'd love to learn more about your family. Call us at (888) 628-6885 or fill out this form to learn more.

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Advocates Adult Family Care is proud to hold a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.


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