CBES Adult Foster Care OPEN HOUSE on April 4!
Central Boston Elder Services Holds Open House
for Adult Foster Care Program on April 4
Central Boston Elder Services invites persons interested in learning about its Adult Foster Care program to stop by an open house at its offices at 2315 Washington St., Roxbury, on April 4, national AFC Awareness Day. CBES staff members will host the event from 10 am to 2 pm and encourage members of the public and community agencies to attend and learn more about how AFC can help them meet care needs in the community.
“We want to spread awareness of Adult Foster Care and educate individuals and community organizations about the CBES AFC program and how it can assist them in meeting needs of the elderly and those with disabilities who need physical assistance with their personal care needs,” said Fatima Rodrigues, Protective Services, CBES. “We invite everyone with interest in AFC to come by and celebrate Adult Foster Care Awareness Day with us!”
Adult Foster Care is a program for the elderly and persons age 16 and older with physical or developmental disabilities who need assistance with their personal care needs. AFC members live with trained caregivers, who can be family members, in an approved home setting in the community, rather than in a nursing home or other residential facility. AFC caregivers must be 18 years of age or older. They receive a stipend which is excluded from taxable income for the care provided.
The CBES Adult Foster Care program includes Direct Care, Nursing Oversight, Case Management, Caregiver Training, Caregiver Support, Community Integration and Advocacy Services.
“We hope people who may need AFC care for themselves or their loved ones as well as those considering becoming an AFC provider will stop by on April 4,” said Michael Vance, CBES CEO. “We also want to reach out to organizations that might make referrals to this much-needed CBES program. For many people, Adult Foster Care is the community’s best kept secret. We want to change that.”
Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, see an ongoing power-point presentation about the program, and have the opportunity to speak with program administrators and fill out applications to serve as providers or be considered for enrollment in the program.
Central Boston Elder Services was founded in 1974. The organization provides high quality, responsive, supportive services and programs to the elderly and the disabled in need of health and human services, so that they can remain self-sufficient and in their homes and communities. CBES programs are available to residents living in the Boston neighborhoods of Allston, Brighton, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill, North Dorchester, North Jamaica Plain, South End and Roxbury.