If you have an older adult or person with disabilities living with you who requires supervised living and personal care services and is on MassHealth, the Adult Family Care (AFC) program can provide you support and payment for meals, transportation, and other living expenses for the care you are providing. WMEC provides ongoing support from nurses and case managers, regular visits and caregiver-related training. You are not alone!
Caregivers can be family members or an unrelated party willing to welcome a program participant in their home.
Individuals 16 years of age or older, who need physical assistance and/or supervision with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, or walking.
Adult Family Care is a MassHealth-funded program. Participants must have MassHealth (Medicaid) or pay privately. Caregivers are paid for providing care, a private room, transportation, meals and support to their loved one or participant as a part of their family.
Potential caregivers are initially screened by telephone to determine if they meet basic requirements and can provide adequate supervision in the home. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks are completed on the applicant and other adults in the household. Home visits are made by the Adult Family Care Staff to evaluate the caregiving capabilities of the applicant. If an appropriate match is found, the individual and caregiver are introduced through a series of visits to assess compatibility. If all parties agree, a placement is made. For related persons or those who have an established relationship, the intake process may move more quickly as they know each other well.
An assigned Social Worker and Registered Nurse make monthly visits to monitor and assess participant and caregiver well-being, work on a person centered care plan with the caregiver and participant as well as provide ongoing training to the caregiver.
Yes! Family members may be the paid caregiver for a relative with the exception of one’s spouse, guardian, or active Power of Attorney.
Yes. Clients and caregivers are required to live together in the home.
Our team will work with the caregiver and individual throughout the intake process to plan with you and ensure that needed information is processed and approval from your PCP is secured.