Advocacy

Save the Date for Adult Foster Care Awareness Day 2018

Adult Foster Care (AFC) helps thousands of families across Massachusetts provide the best possible care at home for loved ones. Last year, the program faced unprecedented budget cuts, and supporters turned out in large numbers to advocate for its funding. While the program has been able to continue its good work –despite changes to funding–,… Continue Reading Save the Date for Adult Foster Care Awareness Day 2018

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Supporters Avert Unprecedented Cuts to Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care (AFC) helps roughly 10,000 Massachusetts residents receive the best possible care at home—and we’re thrilled to hear that lawmakers rejected a rate cut that would have cost this vital program $10 million in the coming fiscal year. The cut was put forward in December by Governor Charlie Baker as a 9C cost… Continue Reading Supporters Avert Unprecedented Cuts to Adult Foster Care

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Caregiver Advocates Rally at Adult Foster Care Awareness Day

With their support system facing millions in budget cuts, caregiver advocates from across the Commonwealth converged at Beacon Hill for Adult Foster Care Awareness Day on March 9. Funded through MassHealth, Adult Foster Care (AFC) serves more than 12,000 elders and people with disabilities across the Commonwealth, by providing compensation, training, and respite for live-in… Continue Reading Caregiver Advocates Rally at Adult Foster Care Awareness Day

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Join Adult Foster Care Awareness Day at Beacon Hill

Adult Foster Care (AFC) helps thousands of families across Massachusetts provide the best possible care at home for loved ones. But the program is facing unprecedented budget cuts, and that has supporters statewide planning a show of support at Beacon Hill in March. The first annual Adult Foster Care Awareness Day will be held Wednesday,… Continue Reading Join Adult Foster Care Awareness Day at Beacon Hill

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Adult Foster Care 9C Cuts will hit 12,000 caregivers in March

The countdown to cuts is on. On March 1, the Baker Administration will begin cutting as much as $5.6 million from the Adult Foster Care program. The cuts will continue through the last four months of the fiscal year. “We are running out of time to protect the elderly and people with disabilities,” said Linda… Continue Reading Adult Foster Care 9C Cuts will hit 12,000 caregivers in March

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Jeanne Leyden, Program Director

9C Cuts Threaten to Erode Vital Family Caregiver Supports

Adult Foster Care (AFC) helps more than 10,000 people in the Bay State receive vital care at home—but recent 9C cuts threaten to erode the quality of this innovative and highly effective program. Funded through MassHealth, AFC supports the live-in caregivers who meet the daily needs of older adults and people with disabilities who can… Continue Reading 9C Cuts Threaten to Erode Vital Family Caregiver Supports

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State Revenue Shortfall Hits Adult Foster Care Program

The state’s “soft revenues” have resulted in hard cuts to programs in Massachusetts that help the elderly and disabled living at home. Governor Charlie Baker released cuts amounting to $98 million from the state budget to bring it into balance on Dec. 7. Some of the largest cuts came from MassHealth program. A total of… Continue Reading State Revenue Shortfall Hits Adult Foster Care Program

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AFC Promotes Well Being during Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and a regional non-profit program is marking the occasion by promoting caregiver well-being. The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides support for more than 250 family caregivers in the greater Boston area, and will provide care packages for its caregivers during the month as a show of appreciation for… Continue Reading AFC Promotes Well Being during Family Caregivers Month

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