Adult Family Care

Care for you and your loved one in the comfort of home.

Mother and daughter served in Advocates Adult Family Care Services

Advocates offers Telehealth services. We are actively enrolling and providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us now! (888) 628-6885

 
Whether you are caring for an aging parent, or a son or daughter with a disability, Advocates Adult Family Care (AFC) provides compassionate care, financial assistance, and resources your family needs to thrive. 
 
Our Adult Family Care program, commonly known as adult foster care, may be the right fit for individuals who cannot live alone and need a full-time caregiver to assist with: 
  • Cueing and supervision
  • Hands-on assistance with toileting, bathing, eating, ambulation, and other activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Behavioral management and supports

Our Caring Supports

We tailor our AFC supports to each family’s unique needs and preferences, and honor and value cultural diversity. Our experienced team of case managers and registered nurses partners with your whole family to help you care for your loved one in the comfort of home. 

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

We provide support to caregivers and their loved ones through:

  • A tax-free stipend
  • Regular visits from a registered nurse and a case manager
  • Being a listening ear
  • Referrals to services and community resources
  • Connections to other programs and services at Advocates

Eligibility

FOR INDIVIDUALS SUPPORTED

To be eligible for our AFC program, the individual receiving care must:

  • Live with a caregiver in a private home or apartment in Massachusetts
  • Be 16 years or older
  • Require assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, and behavioral supports
  • Qualify for MassHealth (Standard or Common Health) or a version of a Senior Care Options (SCO)
  • Have a doctor’s order showing a medical, mental, and/or physical need
FOR CAREGIVERS

To be eligible for our AFC program, a caregiver must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live with the person who needs assistance
  • Not be a spouse, parent of a minor, or a legal guardian of the person in need of care
  • Pass a CORI (criminal offender record information) check
  • Follow AFC regulations

Caregivers may or may not be a family member and will assist the individual in daily support.

 

Connect With Us

Complete our referral form and a member of our team will be in touch.

(888) 628-6885

AFC@Advocates.org

 


Advocates Adult Family Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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Related News/Updates

Adult Family Care Hosts Informational Webinar and Q&A

 Advocates Adult Family Care (AFC) team held their first informational webinar and Q&A session, in response to social distancing. View the presentation and webinar recording to learn about AFC. 

Advocates Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Advocates, a human services organization in Framingham providing supports to more than 30,000 individuals with disabilities and families in Central and Eastern Massachusetts, has received three-year accreditation from the international accrediting body, CARF, for a number of its services.