Family Service Association

Adult Family Care, 79 Church Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 822-1394

About this Location

Adult Family Care (AFC) offered by Family Service Association provides an alternative living solution for elderly persons and disabled adults who require assisted living due to frailty, advanced age, medical or psychiatric illness.

Specialties and Services


  • Adult Family Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Intensive Care Coordination
  • Medical Health Case Management

Service Settings

  • Family Support Services
  • Home / Community-Based Services
  • Residential Program


  • Community Resources and Supportive Services
  • Mental Health Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs


  • N/A


  • Offers Home/Community-Based Services
  • Provided

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Open referral to anyone wishing to become a participant or caregiver
To be considered for the Adult Family Care program please contact the office nearest your location:
  • Fall River area, call Anne McGuirk at 508-677-3822 ext. 3117
  • New Bedford area, call Susanne Franco at 508-998-3626
  • Taunton area, call Kathy Hefferman at 508-822-1394 ext. 103
  • Cape Cod area, call Debbie Mumford at 508-743-0643   

Intake Process

Adult Family Care

Participants are carefully assessed by a registered nurse and case manager and then matched to caregivers based on:

  • Common interests
  • Location
  • Physical suitability of the home
  • Ability of caregiver to provide required care

Once matched both parties are required to meet on 3 separate occasions 

Prior to move-in date, a care plan will be developed with the help of both the participant and caregiver

On-going support and training is provided

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Minimum Age:
Other Elgibility Criteria:

Adult Family Care


  • Must have or be eligible for MassHealth Standard (private pay is also available)
  • Require health care management due to medical or psycho/social need
  • Be willing to participate
  • Pass background check


Please note: if eligible, family members can be paid for providing care to another adult family member or friend in their own home. Please call for more information.

  • Must be able to provide required care
  • May not be the spouse or guardian of the participant
  • Pass background check


  • Cash/Self-Pay
  • MassHealth/Medicaid