What is a Caregiver

Caregivers are dependable, compassionate people who provide care and a stable home environment for adults with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Caregivers can be a family member or someone who is looking to increase their income by taking care of our clients and their personal care needs.

Our caregivers are supported by AFCNS’ professional staff and are given training regarding the personal care needs of their clients. AFCNS placements are entirely voluntary and we carefully and selectively match clients with caregivers to ensure compatibility.

Caregivers must provide:

  • A stable home setting (owned or rented) that is clean and in good shape
  • Daily meals and snacks
  • A private bedroom with a window and door for each client
  • A private or shared bathroom

Caregivers may work outside the home if their schedule allows for proper client attention and care.


"I lost my job and was looking for something more satisfying.
My friend told me that I could be a Caregiver for a disabled or
chronically ill adult, and through MassHealth receive monthly compensation.
It was exactly the type of fulfilling job I was looking for.
I am now a caregiver, or as I call it, a second father to Ron and Arthur.
Thanks to AFC, my family and heart have grown!"
~ Winston, Caregiver to Ron and Arthur

Financial Solutions

Adult Foster Care is a MassHealth-funded program that provides a tax-free, daily stipend to the caregiver. Caregivers can receive up to $1,500 per month plus room and board, per client, depending on the level of care.  Many of our clients already live with a family member who could qualify as a caregiver and be eligible for a monthly payment.

How to Become a Caregiver

If you would like to learn more about being an AFCNS caregiver, or to find out if you qualify as a caregiver for a family member already in your care, please call us at 978-281-2612 or fill out our Caregiver Application and we will be in touch shortly.

Caregiver Application »

Caregiver Training and Log

If you are already an AFCNS caregiver, please login here to review our current training materials.

Caregiver Training »

Print out your monthly Caregiver Log here »

Imprimir su registro de cuidador en Español aqui »