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Adult Family Care: The Caring Choice
Providing a supportive family environment for people who...

  • Need help caring for someone at home
  • Want to work at home and be paid as a caregiver
  • Need to live in a caregiving home

Adult Family Care (AFC) is a vital program that helps older people and younger people with disabilities, who need assistance with daily activities, to live independently in a supportive family environment. AFC nurses and social workers support both, Clients and Caregivers. We serve communities in and around the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley area.



  • Live with a trained Caregiver who provides daily care, meal preparation, as well as assistance with personal care and medical needs.
  • Are eligible for up to 5 days per week of Adult Day Health.

additional information about benefits


  • Individuals 16+ who are unable to live alone and who have a chronic medical or psychiatric diagnosis requiring assistance with at least one activity of daily living (bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring between positions, ambulating, or eating).
  • Individuals must also be MassHealth eligible (Standard, CommonHealth, SCO) or able to pay privately.

Need a Caregiver?

If you are in need of a caregiving home, please contact us at 617-628-2601 x3151 or to discuss placement options. We currently have pre-approved available caregivers in: Chelsea, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Lowell, Medford, Peabody, and Woburn.



  • Receive a tax-free stipend up to $18,000.
  • Enjoy two weeks of annual respite relief with pay.

additional information about benefits


  • Anyone, including a friend or family member of the Client, excluding spouse or a person who is legally responsible for the Client.
  • Individuals also need to pass a thorough screening (including phone interviews, home assessments, reference checks, criminal history and OIG Medicaid fraud check) and have a recent physical exam and TB screen.
  • All applicants must be able to handle Caregiver responsibilities (including client care, documentation, appointment and transportation coordination).

Note: Host Caregivers can have up to 3 AFC Clients in their home and no more than 2 Level 2 Clients.

Want to Be a Caregiver?

If you are able to provide a caregiving home to an elderly or young disabled individual, please contact us at 617-628-2601 x 3151 or to discuss the benefits and qualification criteria. Caregivers with expertise in Mental Health support are particularly needed. We are currently looking for caregivers in and around the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley area.

Information and Referrals

Information needed for client and caregiver referrals:

  • Individual and emergency contact information
  • Date of last TB testing (within 1 year)
  • Date of last PE (within 1 year)
  • PCP contact information
  • Health insurance information (MassHealth required)

Additional information needed for client referrals:

  • Host contact information
  • List of diagnoses
  • Confirmation of last medical visit within last 90 days

For more information or to place a referral,
contact our Aging Information Center at or 617-628-2601 ext. 3151

Contact Us for a Free Presentation!

Concerned about continued care for your discharged patients?
AFC can ensure ongoing support for your patients after they leave your facility and even match them with reliable caregivers.

Do you serve/care for older people or individuals with disabilities?
AFC can provide them and their caregivers with additional at-home care and support.

To set up a free presentation at your business,
contact the Adult Family Program at

We also welcome opportunities to join you for community-oriented and provider events.