Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) Program

GAFC is a MassHealth sponsored program,
providing daily assistance with ADLs & IADLs

A Caring Heart Nursing Services takes great pride in the approval by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts MassHealth Office of Long Term Care to provide quality personal care services to eligible disabled and elderly Mass Health consumers with our GAFC program. It is a MassHealth/ Medicaid sponsored program that provides assistance to eligible recipients with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).

Benefits of Group Adult Foster Care

• Individualized care plan
• Daily Personal Care Attendant services
• 24 hour access to service & monitoring of ongoing needs
• Committed multi-disciplinary team that is accessible and responsive to the needs of the participant
• Receive culturally competent care with multilingual staff
• Medication reminders

Eligibility Requirements

• Be 22 years of age or older
• Insured by MassHealth Standard or specified SeniorCare Options & One Care Plans
• Need daily assistance with one or more personal care tasks
• Reside in clustered housing
• Physician approval for services

Insurances Accepted

• MassHealth Standard
• Health New England (HNE)
• MassHealth Behavioral Plan (BHRPL)
• Tufts
• Evercare
• Celticare
• Neighborhood
• All MCO (Managed Care Organizations)
• All SCO (Senior Care Options)

Insurances Not Accepted

• Masshealth Family Assistance
• Masshealth Limited
• Commonwealth Care Alliance
• Medicare Only Programs


More Insurances accepted. Please call our office for clarifications on any insurance plans.

Activities of Daily Living

Personal Hygiene
Bathing • Dressing
Grooming • Toileting

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Laundry • Housekeeping
Shopping & Errands
Light Meal Preparation
Medication Reminders

Multidisciplinary Team

Comprehensive Case Management
Wellness Nursing Visits
Social Worker Services

Transportation Coordination

Service Locations

  • Springfield
  • Chicopee
  • South Hadley
  • East Hampton
  • Westfield
  • West Springfield
  • Southwick
  • Northampton
  • Indian Orchard
  • East Longmeadow
  • Holyoke
  • Ludlow
  • Palmer
  • Amherst