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Supportive Housing Programs

If you have questions about the Supportive Housing Programs at Elder Services, call us at (413) 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242.

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Adult Family Care Program - A place to call home.

Many elders or disabled adults no longer feel comfortable, or are unable to live alone. Adult Family Care (AFC) is a specialized housing program which provides an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary daily care and supervision while living in a supportive and caring home. For more clinically complex participants AFC Level II offers more Clinical Support to participant and caregiver as well as additional compensation to the caregiver. Family members can now qualify to be an Adult Family Care Caregiver, with the exception of a spouse or legally responsible adult.

Someone can qualify for Adult Family Care if they:

Adult Family Care caregivers provide the following high quality and personal service:

Professional Services

Each caregiver and participant in the Adult Family Care Program is assigned a team of professionals consisting of a licensed social worker and registered nurse. The responsibilities of the Adult Family Care team are to:

ANYONE can make a referral to the Adult Family Care Program. Call the Intake and Referral Department of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. at (413) 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242

Group Adult Foster Care - Specialized In-Home Services

Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) is a specialized housing program which provides daily care and supervision at no additional cost. The individual can continue to remain in the community in their home environment with this daily service and also receives ongoing monitoring and case management from a Registered Nurse and Social Worker.

Someone can qualify for GAFC if they:

GAFC provides the following services:

All of the services provided by the GAFC program come at NO cost to the client.

For more information about the GAFC program, call Elder Services at (413) 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242.

Group Adult Foster Care, Assisted Living

Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC), Assisted Living is a specialized housing program offered though Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. which provides the opportunity for low to moderate income individuals to reside in a certified assisted living facility and receive support services.

Someone can qualify for Group Adult Foster Care if they:

GAFC, Assisted Living combines high quality supportive services with the safe and supportive environment of a certified assisted living facility. In addition, each participant in GAFC, Assisted Living is assigned a team of professionals consisting of a licensed social worker and a registered nurse.

GAFC, Assisted Living provides the following services:

The professional GAFC team:

Elder Services an agreement with Rosewood Assisted Living in Berkshire County to offer GAFC - Assisted Living:

Rosewood Assisted Living
318 Onota Street
Pittsfield, MA

For more information about GAFC, Assisted Living call Elder Services at (413) 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242.

Adult Family Care Caregiver

Spread the branches of your family tree.

Consider opening your home to an elder or disabled adult who needs care through the Adult Family Care Program. Adult Family Care is a specialized housing program offered through Elder Services of Berkshire County which provides an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary daily care and supervision while living in a supportive home.

For more information contact Elder Services of Berkshire County call us at 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242

Caregiver's Support

Caring for another person is very rewarding and it is also very challenging. It's important to give good and proper care, but it's just as important to take care of yourself. How can you care for someone if you are exhausted, stressed, anxious and on edge?

Here are some suggestions for taking care of yourself:

Call Elder Services at (413) 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242.

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Elder Services
of Berkshire County, Inc.

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Pittsfield, MA 01201

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