33 Boston Post Road West - Marlborough, MA 01752 - Phone 508-573-7200
Adult Family Care Program
BayPath serves the following communities:
Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton,
Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. is a member of the MetroWest ADRC, a partnership with HESSCO and the MetroWest Center for Independent Living.
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and its programs are funded in whole or in part by contracts with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, funds from the Older Americans Act, and donations and grants from businesses, foundations and individuals.
Providing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) within a home environment.
Who can benefit from the Adult Family Care Program?
The Adult Family Care Program (AFC) is also known as the Adult Foster Care Program, and provides eligible MassHealth members the opportunity to be cared for in their home or in the home of the caregiver that they select.
The caregiver is responsible for providing assistance with personal care and home management tasks. In exchange, the designated caregiver is paid a daily stipend, payable on a monthly basis.
A caregiver must be at least 18 years of age, and may not be the spouse or legal guardian of the care recipient. A caregiver maybe someone you already know and trust such as a sibling, your children, your grandparents, your in-laws, other relatives or a friend.
A key requirement is that you and the selected caregiver must reside in the same residence. This can be in your home or the home of the caregiver. Caregivers must be able to successfully pass a CORI (background) check, provide references including one from a physician that verifies that they possess the physical and mental stamina required to provide the necessary level of care.
The designated caregiver is not required to have prior medical training. The AFC will orient and train your caregiver, with your guidance, so that they are positioned to best provide your care needs.
If you do not have a caregiver in mind, the AFC will endeavor to match you with an appropriate caregiver and care setting.
What are the eligibility requirements to become an AFC Member?
- A Must be in MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth
- Must have a chronic and/or permanent disability
- Must require physical assistance for 1 or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, and bathing
- Must make arrangements to reside in the same home as their approved caregiver
- Must require, at a minimum, hands-on assistance or supervision
- Must have a prescription from their primary care physician
How can I become an AFC Member?
Call BayPath Elder Services at 508-573-7200 to ask to speak with an Information & Referral Specialist. They will review the eligibility and enrollment process with you.
Persons making a referral must first have the permission of the potential AFC member to proceed.
The next step is the screening process by telephone with the AFC team, to ensure the potential member meets the eligibility requirements. A BayPath Case Manager and Nurse will make an in-person visit to discuss all the program requirements further.
The time from referral to program enrollment is between one to three months. BayPath's AFC Program covers all 14 BayPath communities and several others in the Boston metro area.
To speak with an Information & Referral Specialist, Call us at (508) 573-7200
Who can serve as an AFC caregiver?
What communities does
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