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OLGT 2019-20: SNAP: Adult Foster Care

Date: 
03/14/2019
Author: 
DTA

Adult foster care refers to the care provided to persons of adult age in a home-like environment. Participants often have developmental or physical limitations that prevent them from safely living alone. Instead of living in a nursing home or another institutional facility, participants move into the caregiver’s home, or alternatively, have a caregiver move into their home. Sometimes, the caregiver may have more than one elder in their home at the same time. Care is typically non-medical in nature and involves assistance with the activities of daily living such as providing meals, companionship, personal care, and 24-hour supervision. 
 
Most, but not all, placements into adult foster care are made through MassHealth’s Adult Foster Care (AFC) program. This program is a personal care program for individuals who require necessary assistance with daily living activities. It is administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), MassHealth, and its contracted vendors.

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