Adult Foster Care – Adult Family Care The Arc of Opportunity

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Contact Information

The Arc of Opportunity
Contact: Kahtleen Kopitsky, Division Director
Email Address: k.kopitsky@arcofopportunity.org
Phone: 978-343-6662 x1010
Fax: 978-343-8852

564 Main Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Area Served: Central

Map Location Adult Foster Care - Adult Family Care

Narrative

Adult Family Care is a Medicaid funded program. The Arc of Opportunity's (AFC)program provides financial and clinical assistance to qualifying family members or caregivers to assist them in caring for their loved ones at home. AFC offers families the opportunity to delay or even prevent the need for institutional care.

The Arc of Opportunity's AFC Program augments the mission of The Arc by working with families of all people who, for whatever reason, cannot safely live alone.  We include, but do not limit our outreach to, individuals with developmental disabilities.  Working with AFC Qualified Caregiver, the AFC Team provides:

  • Nursing support and oversight
  • Case management and support
  • Assistance with accessing community services
  • Training and networking
  • Financial compensation

The Arc of Opportuniy's AFC program supports all people who, because of medical, physical, cognitive or psychiatric problems cannot safely live alone.  “The Arc's AFC Program offers families the opportunity to delay or even prevent the need for institutional care” explains Kathleen Kopitsky, Division Director.

            Examples of families currently enrolled include:

  • A middle aged man with Downs Syndrome
  • A middles aged woman with complications due to obesity and diabetes
  • A young man on the Autism spectrum
  • An elderly woman with dementia

            “The Adult Foster Care Program at The Arc of Opportunity is a Medicaid funded program.  That means participants must have Mass Health and must be able to get a doctor’s referral” explained Kathleen Kopitsky, Division Director. “This could be a fine opportunity for families who are struggling with medical issues like dementia or brain injury recovery to get a level of support for caring for their family members.  We are located in Central Massachusetts; we are local so that our nurses and case managers are your neighbors and know the local communities well."

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Disability Awareness
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Family Support
  • Nursing

Program Type

  • Adult Foster Care
  • Aging
  • Housing

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Services at Home

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: CARF
  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare
  • Licensed By: MassHealth and DDS