Adult Family Care

Adult Family Care (AFC) provides clinical and financial supports to qualifying caregivers or family members, assisting them in caring for the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities in a home setting.

A caregiver may be a family friend or family of the participant, except a spouse or legal guardian, and must live in the same home as the
participant. You may be eligible if your loved one requires assistance with bathing, mobility, dressing, toileting and other elements of personal care. Also consider house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and medication reminders. AFC staff members always make themselves available whenever you need assistance and speak English, Spanish and Creole fluently.

Path to Family Living

In-Home Supports

Incompass is very proud of its personal, high-touch relationships with families, and families trust the staff of dedicated nurses and care managers.

Financial Assistance

Qualified caregivers receive a tax-exempt monthly stipend through MassHealth based on the level of care the individual requires.

Family Resources

When the best choice for your loved one with disabilities is to live at home, your dedicated team will help you develop a plan of care, just for you.

The Process

After phone introductions, the AFC manager will schedule an in-home meeting to discuss your particular needs, care plan, options and resources. If you qualify for services, the manager will help you fill out your application and mail it in.

AFC Staff at our Lawrence facility.

Testimonials

I decided to become a caregiver in my family setting. I’ve seen a lot of people who need a family. My goal is to make a person feel like part of a family.

Priscilla Roberts,

AFC's first non-biological caregiver

Personal care attendants didn’t work out for our family. With AFC I can be home to spend time with my daughter.

Cynthia Webster,

Parent

Thanks to AFC, I can plan ahead and say how things are going to be. It’s an incredible feeling I haven’t had in a long time.

Linda Daly,

AFC caregiver for her son

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Adult Family Care program?
The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides clinical and financial assistance to qualifying caregivers or family members to assist them to care for their loved ones with disabilities in a home setting.
How is the Adult Family Care program funded?

The Incompass AFC program is funded by MassHealth through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. This program offers MassHealth-eligible individuals over the age of 16 the option to continue living at home with their families or with non-family members.

Who is eligible for support?
Individuals, 16 years of age and older, on MassHealth who are unable to live alone.
Who is eligible to apply?
Qualified caregivers are able to meet daily care needs of participants and follow program guidelines. A caregiver may be a family friend or family of the participant, except a spouse or legal guardian, and must live in the same home as the participant. You may be eligible if your loved one requires assistance with bathing, mobility, dressing, toileting and other elements of personal care. Also consider house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and medication reminders. Call 978-975-8587, ext. 1273, to set up an interview to explore your family assistance options.
How do I apply?

Call the Incompass AFC program for an in-home consultation: 978-975-8587, ext. 1273.

I’m a parent. Am I eligible to be a caregiver?
Per MassHealth, you are not eligible if you are a parent of a minor child who would be the AFC individual; the spouse of the individual; or a legally responsible relative, such as a legal guardian of the individual.
If approved for the program, what services can I expect?

An Incompass care manager will teach you how to manage everyday challenges to give you more time to enjoy the everyday triumphs. You will learn about your community resources, caregiver compensation, relief, and alternative placement, respite services, case management, and support, nursing support, intake assessment, and 24-hour emergency care consultation.

Can I apply to be a caregiver if I am not related?

Incompass AFC caregiver placements include several successful nonbiological matches. If you would like to be a caregiver for someone in your own home, or if you don’t have a family caregiver but need assistance, call AFC to set up an exploratory interview, 978-975-8587, ext. 1273.

Get in touch with us.

Call 978-975-8587, ext. 1273, to set up an interview to explore your family assistance options.