From the Provider
This program provides 24-hour family living for elderly persons and disabled adults who due to frailty, chronic illness or advanced age can no longer safely live alone. As an option to nursing homes or other forms of institutional care, Adult Family Care (AFC) helps those who require assistance but wish to continue living in a community-based setting. Adult Family Care is funded in part by the MA Division of Medical Assistance / MassHealth. Service is also available on a private pay basis. The concept was developed in the late 1970s to provide family living for adults who, because of illness, frailty or advanced age can no longer safely live alone. This program now serves diverse populations of all ages dealing with medical or psychiatric disabilities. It is designed for people who do not need the continuous supervision provided by institutional care. It is for those who could successfully reside with another individual or family.