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Adult Family Care/Specialized Home Care Providers Wanted

Do you or someone you know have a stable home environment, an extra bedroom and the compassion and skills needed to share a home with a person who requires assistance with daily living skills? Are you already caring for a family member (other than spouse) who receives Mass Health benefits? If you answered yes, you may want to consider becoming an Adult Family Care provider. A provider can be single or married, working in or out of the home, bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to the program, and live in homes that are owned or rented. Family members can be paid providers as long as the caregiver is not the person’s legal guardian and the participant is not a spouse. Participants are generally elderly and require assistance with activities of daily living or are individuals over the age of 18 who have a disability that requires daily help in the area of bathing, toileting, ambulation, eating, and/or dressing.

To become a provider you must:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a physical exam and TB test within the past year
  • Live in a home in good repair
  • Have an extra bedroom
  • Be able to provide positive references
  • Have the compassion and skills needed to provide a caring home to a person with daily support needs.

A room and board payment is paid directly from the participant. A stipend is paid by South Shore Support Services and generally ranges between $750 and $1,500 per month based on the level of daily support assistance required. The stipend is usually tax free. The program is funded through Mass Health and fees are set based on the amount of supports required by the participant. Please call 781-331-7870 x 10 if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity. Specific current provider needs are in the towns of Scituate, Hingham, Norwell, Hull, Weymouth, Quincy and Braintree. All interested providers inquiries for additional towns are welcome as new participants are identified on an ongoing basis.