Adult Family Care provides many benefits for those who meet Adult Foster Care eligibility requirements.



  • Receive a tax-free stipend ranging from $8,800 to $18,550 annually based on participant’s care needs.
  • Enjoy two weeks of paid annual respite relief (time-off).
  • Ongoing support and training from a nurse and social worker.

Participants Needing Care

  • Live with a caregiver who assists with personal care and medical needs.
  • Personalized care plan and ongoing support from a nurse and social worker.



  • Able to meet daily care needs of the participant and program guidelines.
  • May be family/friend of the participant, except a spouse or legal guardian.
  • Lives in the same home as the participant.

Participants Needing Care

  • Age 16 and older
  • Unable to live alone
  • Chronic medical or psychiatric condition
  • Require assistance with at least one of the following: Bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring between positions, ambulating, or eating
  • Have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth (May be a member of a Senior Care Options [SCO], OneCare plan, or PACE.

Insurance Plans Accepted

Adult Family Care (AFC) is pleased to accept the following insurance plans for AFC services:

  • MassHealth Commonhealth and Standard
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) Senior Care Options (SCO) and OneCare
  • Senior Whole Health SCO
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC) SCO
  • Tufts SCO and OneCare
  • United SCO and OneCare
  • Fallon SCO
  • PACE of CHA