ADULT FOSTER CARE PROGRAM
All Care’s new Adult Foster Care Program (AFC) allows individuals, who are unable to remain at home alone due to chronic illness, or physical and/or mental disabilities, to stay in their home or in the home of a loved one in order to maximize their quality of life. The Adult Foster Care program is an alternative to nursing home or assisted living placement. In-home family caregivers provide meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and 24-hour supervision to program participants. Caregivers receive a tax-free stipend which can help to ease the financial burden of caring for the individual. The AFC program provides monthly nursing and social work visits where both client and caregiver receive the support and resources they need to share a safe, happy, fulfilling life.
- Participant must be 16 years or older
- Participant must be eligible for MassHealth Standard or CCA (Commonwealth Care Alliance)
- Participant must require cueing and supervision with Activities of Daily Living
- Participant may not have duplicate services such as PCA (Personal Care Attendant)
- Caregiver must be at least 18 years old, live in the home, is not a spouse or parent/legal guardian of a minor participant
- Participant can be enrolled or eligible for additional services such as VNA, Hospice, or Adult Day Health
All Care’s AFC program supports caregivers ensuring they can provide the customized care each individual requires through regular visits and access to resources. The RN and care manager provides caregiver training and coordinates other services such as Adult Day Health, VNA, and Hospice services as needed to ensure the client receives the full range of services to stay safely and comfortably at home and in the community. Through monthly nursing and social work visits, both client and caregiver receive the support and resources they need in order to maintain a safe, fulfilling life.
- Financial support- caregivers are paid a twice monthly tax-free stipend – depending on the consumers level of need it can be up to $18,615 per year
- Help accessing community-based services and resources
- Case management
- 24-hour Support, 7 days a week