Adult Family Care (AFC) is for adults with medical, physical, or developmental disabilities. We know remaining at home is an important way to maintain independence and quality of life. Many times, family or friends provide the care that makes this possible. Our AFC program provides support—in the form of compensation and training—that enables these caregivers to provide valuable support to loved ones in their home.
This program is supported by MassHealth, and caregivers can receive a tax-free stipend that is correlated to the level of care required. Caregivers can be a non-custodial parent, a family member or a non-family member. However, caregivers cannot be spouses, parents of minor children, or legally responsible relatives (legal guardians).