Adult Family Care

Care for you and your loved one in the comfort of home.

Mother and daughter served in Advocates Adult Family Care Services

Advocates offers Telehealth services. We are actively enrolling and providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us now! (888) 628-6885

Whether you are caring for an aging parent, or a son or daughter with a disability, Advocates Adult Family Care, sometimes referred to as adult foster care, provides financial assistance and the resources your family needs to thrive. Our experienced team of case managers and nurses partners with your whole family to help you care for your loved one in the comfort of home.

We tailor our supports to each family’s unique needs and preferences, and we honor and value cultural diversity. Our staff members come from a wide range of backgrounds and speak many languages, including Cantonese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Advocates Adult Family Care (AFC) is a solution for individuals in Massachusetts who cannot live alone and are in need of a full-time caregiver to assist with:

  • Cueing and supervision
  • Physical Assistance with ADLS: toileting, bathing, eating, ambulation, transferring
  • Behavioral management/supports

Who is a caregiver? 

A caregiver in our AFC program will assist the member in a variety of ways, receives a tax-free stipend, Advocates and community resources, and a listening ear.

A caregiver must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Must live with the member
  • May or may not be a family member
  • Cannot be a spouse, parent of a minor, or a legal guardian of the AFC member
  • Pass a CORI (criminal offender record information) check
  • Follow AFC regulations

Who is a member?

A member of our AFC program will live in a private home/apartment with a caregiver in Massachusetts. To qualify as a member, each person must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Need daily assistance with ADLs and behavioral supports
  • Live with a caregiver
  • Have MassHealth Standard or Common Health, or a version of a SCO (Senior Care Organization)/other contracts
  • Need a doctor’s order to participate because the person is not able to live alone due to a medical, mental, and/or physical need

Connect With Us

Find out if Advocates Adult Family Care is right for your family.
Complete our referral form and a team member will reach out to you with more information.

(888) 628-6885


Advocates Adult Family Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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Related News/Updates

Adult Family Care Hosts Informational Webinar and Q&A

 Advocates Adult Family Care (AFC) team held their first informational webinar and Q&A session, in response to social distancing. View the presentation and webinar recording to learn about AFC. 

Advocates Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Advocates, a human services organization in Framingham providing supports to more than 30,000 individuals with disabilities and families in Central and Eastern Massachusetts, has received three-year accreditation from the international accrediting body, CARF, for a number of its services.