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When Donna met Helen; a caregiver match success

Recently divorced- with two young children- Donna was going through a difficult period when she decided to become a caregiver with Adult Family Care (AFC) in 1998. Looking back on that decision to open her home to Helen, a women with developmental disabilities, Donna said it’s been life-changing for both of them. Nearly 20 years… Continue Reading When Donna met Helen; a caregiver match success

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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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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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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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AFC Discusses Family Caregivers on Aging Well

A program dedicated to helping family caregivers succeed was the topic of discussion when Adult Family Care (AFC) director Jeanne Leyden recently appeared on Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT). Leyden was a guest on Aging Well, a monthly production of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES), to discuss how AFC serves older adults and people with disabilities.… Continue Reading AFC Discusses Family Caregivers on Aging Well

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