Group Adult Foster Care for Older Adults
Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) is a Medicaid-funded long-term care community option that provides elderly and/or disabled clients with daily personal care assistance, meals, housekeeping, and personal emergency response services.
Each client’s care is overseen by a registered nurse and a social worker/case manager. The goal of Group Adult Foster Care is to allow clients to avoid institutionalization and to be able to stay in their homes safely as long as possible.
How do I know if I am eligible for these services?
In order to receive these services, an individual must:
- Meet MassHealth financial criteria and be enrolled in MassHealth
- Currently reside in the community in public or elderly housing
- Be 22 years of age or older and have need for assistance with activities of daily living
Who pays for Group Adult Foster Care?
GAFC is funded by MassHealth. There is no direct cost to the client.
How do I begin?
Begin by calling Jewish Family & Children’s Service. JF&CS will come to your home to provide a free assessment to see if you are eligible for services. If you meet eligibility requirements, JF&CS staff will contact your physician and MassHealth to get the necessary approvals.
Why should I choose JF&CS Group Adult Foster Care instead of another provider of these services?
JF&CS is an experienced Group Adult Foster Care provider, and has been delivering these services for more than 15 years. The Group Adult Foster Care program of JF&CS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.