Adult Foster Care Overview

Adult Foster Care is a MassHealth funded program that provides in home support to qualified individuals. Eligible individuals must be 16 years of age or older who need assistance with activities of daily living provided by a live-in caregiver, AFC members may stay alone up to three hours a day. Eligibility requires that the member has a medical or cognitive condition requiring assitance. Support may include:

AFC Members

An individual may qualify for Adult Foster Care if he/she meets the following criteria:

  • Has MassHealth for medical insurance
  • Is at least 16 years old
  • Requires assistance to complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Requires supervision at least 21 hours daily
  • Has a medical condition or cognitive impairment that requires hands-on assistance or active supervision and coaching to successfully complete at least one of the
    following activities:

AFC is a medical service that must be prescribed by the member’s PCP office.

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