Our Mission and Philosophy
Bay State AFC LLC of Fall River Massachusetts is committed to provide a safe, comfortable and supportive home style living environment for its clients. Promoting their physical, social and emotional wellbeing by providing them with the professional services, support and assistance they need to achieve their maximum level of independence in a home style setting.
What is Adult Foster Care (AFC)?
Adult Foster Care (AFC), also called Adult Family Care, is a program for frail elderly adults and adults with disabilities who cannot live alone safely. AFC adults live with trained paid caregivers who provide daily care. Caregivers may be family members (except legally responsible relatives), or non-family members.
- The program is for adults who need daily help with personal care, but want to live in a family setting rather than in a nursing home or other facility.
- The caregiver provides meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and 24-hour supervision. Caregivers may be individuals, couples, or larger families.
- Caregivers receive up to $18,000 per year from MassHealth to provide care to MassHealth members who otherwise would need institutional care. Service providers, including a social worker and registered nurse, train the caregiver and provide ongoing support.
Note: Adult Foster Care / Adult Family Care (AFC) now includes the pilot project, Enhanced Adult Family Care (EAFC).