The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides supports so that individuals who require daily assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and/or eating, can live at home in the community. The majority of participants are living with a parent or other family member. The AFC program provides nursing and case management for the participants as well as on-going training and professional support for family members or non-family members. The caregiver cannot be a spouse or legal guardian. To be eligible for the AFC program, a person must be at least 16 years of age, qualify for Mass Health, require assistance with one or more activities of daily living and be willing to participate in the program. HMEA is committed to working in partnership with people with developmental disabilities and their families to create individualized supports that best meet their unique needs. HMEA's service area extends to over 110 communities in the Commonwealth's Central, Southeastern and Eastern regions. We have a long history of providing innovative services in school, at work, at home and in the community and HMEA now services over 4,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. HMEA's individually designed services meet the unique needs of each person serviced and their family is provided the following areas: Children's Services, Adult Services, Family Supports, Residential Services, and day Services. These services are comprehensive, timely, cost effective and of high quality. We are proud of our competent, committed and caring staff and how we celebrate their diversity. Staff receive the training that they need to do their jobs well and experience an on-going opportunity for professional growth and advancement. Recognizing that excellent services can only be provided by qualified personnel, HMEA actively supports staff in their own learning and professional development.