Adult Family Care
What is Adult Family Care?
Adult Family Care offers compassionate individualized care in a nurturing home environment. Participants are people, age 16 and older, who cannot live alone safely because of medical, physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges. Adult Family Care Participants live with Caregivers in the home. Caregiversí homes are in local communities allowing participants to maintain lasting community relationships.
What are the benefits to the Participant?
Participants receive a private room and all meals in a Caregiverís home. They receive support and/or assistance with personal and medical care as needed. Transportation to appointments and facilitation of social activities are also provided. Being a member of a Caregiversí household gives participants an opportunity to enjoy family activities.
What are the benefits to the Caregiver?
Caregivers enrich their own lives while enhancing the life of another. They receive a tax-exempt monthly stipend, and an annual two-week paid vacation. The Adult Family Care Program provides ongoing Caregiver support and training, including a monthly visit by a Social Worker and/or Nurse.
Who can be a Caregiver?
Caregivers can include a Participantís family member (excluding spouse, parent of a minor, or legal guardian), or an unrelated individual wanting to enhance the life of a participant by caring for them in their home.
Why Adult Family Care from Franklin County Home Care?
Our Adult Family Care Program is a long established program of quality care and support. Our staff of Nurses and Social Workers, are skilled professionals who live in the communities they serve. They have well-established connections which make addressing the needs of the Participants and Caregivers easier to achieve. Franklin County Home Careís Adult Family Care Program is dedicated to providing safe, caring homes for adults of all ages who want to stay as independent as possible in a community setting. We take great pride in the success and longevity of our Participantsí placements and the superior care they receive from our devoted Caregivers.
For more information, or to become a client or host family with AFC, please call 800-732-4636, or 413-773-5555, or 978-544-2259, or TDD 413-772-6566, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For consumers in Hampden and Hampshire County:
320 Riverside Drive,
Suite E Florence MA
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