Adult Foster Care Program (AFC)
Benefits of the AFC program should be thought of on two levels: Benefits to the individual in need of care and the benefits received by the caregiver.
Care recipients receive supervision, and assistance with day-to-day activities, such as feeding, bathing, dressing and mobility. They can also receive assistance with other activities, such as transportation, med reminders. They also benefit by living in a family home with care being provided by someone with whom they are comfortable and familiar.
Care providers receive a tax-free compensation for their caregiving efforts. In the case of family members, caregivers are paid for work that they would have likely provided for free. The AFC Program offers two levels of compensation, depending on the care needs of the individual.