Adult Family Care (AFC)

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Contact Information

Opportunities for Inclusion
Contact: Barbarar Dunker, Adult Family Care Program Director
Email Address:
Phone: 781-899-1344 x4710
Fax: 781-899-2197

56 Chestnut Street Waltham , MA 02453
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Adult Family Care (AFC)


Adult Family Care (AFC) is a Medicaid-funded program. It provides a tax-free stipend, paid respite time and ongoing support to caregivers of frail elders, adults with disabilities or adults with mental health challenges. The individual receiving care must require, at minimum, daily cueing and supervision with at least one aspect of personal care. 

Participant Eligibility:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be unable to live alone because of a medical or mental condition
  • Must require daily assistance with one or more activity of daily living (ADL)
  • Cannot require full-time skilled nursing care
  • Must be willing to live with the caregiver
  • Must be eligible for Masshealth Standard or Common Health

 Caregiver Eligibility:

  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Must be able to devote appropriate time to provide care and ensure the participant's safety
  • Caregiver may be a family member or a non-family member; however, the caregiver cannot be the spouse
  • May be a parent but not the legal guardian (One parent may continue with guardianship)
  • Must live with the participant in a private residence
  • Caregiver will need to be approved for the program (interview, references, and CORI check)


Service Types

  • Adult Foster Care / Group Adult Foster Care (Adult Foster Care)
  • Case Management
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Adult Foster Care

Populations Served

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Disability
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: Medicaid
  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Medicaid