Programs for Adults Ages 22 to 64

The AFC program provides daily assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), other personal care as need, nursing services, and oversight, and AFC care management by a multidisciplinary team. This service requires supervision/monitoring with participatory self-administering of medications and requires supervision/monitoring of self-treatment of a physical disorder.

The AGFC program provides daily assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), nursing and case management services for people, age 22 and older, elderly and/or disabled, enrolled in MassHealth Standard who meet the clinical criteria and reside in site-based, subsidized housing or a certified assisted living facility offering AGFC.

Applied Behavior Analysis Master Level Clinicians evaluate and monitor progress using observable and measurable tools in order to provide results to recommend the next steps for each adult, parents, and patients. Treatment is conducted in the community and home setting usually but based on patients needs group sessions or other services may be provided elsewhere.

One to One session

Behavior Technician/Paraprofessional monitors the patient’s progress on the implementation of the goals of the treatment plan developed by the Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst. Building patient’s and family mastery of fundamental skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction via provides coaching, support, and guidance to the parent/guardian/caregiver in implementing the treatment plan and progress toward behavioral objectives or performance goals.

Caregiver Training and Support

Caregiver Training and Support or information regarding incidental teaching and finding the right “teaching opportunities” using everyday activities and routines such as dressing, brushing teeth and eating to promote skill development. Parent training interventions are specifically designed to teach the accurate approach for managing and eliminating problem behaviors. An example of Parent Training would be:

  • Set up the home environment and structure your time to ensure behavior improves
  • Establish rules and prevent problems
  • Optimize success generalization of skills  with caregivers and in the community through integration of positive interventions

Peer to Peer Social & Skills Groups

Assessments determine which approach is appropriate  and we offer two types of social skills programs:

  • Caregiver Training and Support Groups
  • Peer to Peer Social & Skills Groups

Short-term services for adults and children within the community setting includes navigating systems related to follow-up regular health maintenance, general assistance with day-to-day activities or helping to reduce problems (medical and behavioral) that may related to health concerns, helping with transportation to these appointments. Establish and maintain linkages necessary for support ability to live successfully in the communities, jobs, education or other resources.

Our Driver Alcohol Education (DAE) programs are available to those individuals who need the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Approved Program. Specifically, each DAE program participant a structured group where they receive Dialectical Behavior Therapy blended educational material to help them identify and understand alcohol abuse issues and drinking-and-driving behaviors. While the major focus of these programs is on alcohol, other substances of abuse are also discussed. The program provides 40 hours of services conducted over 16 weeks and includes an assessment, participation in self-help and victim-impact community meetings.

Eligibility: Individuals convicted for the first time for drunk driving and who choose this option as an alternative to losing their license or possible incarceration. Referrals are made by the district court.

Our RC program provides daily assistance with activities to support the voices and choices of the Members who are on the recovery path in the community by minimizing the power differentials as much as possible. The focus this program is to create a relationship with the individuals within the community who are non-clinical and are focused on removing obstacles to recovery; linking members to the recovery community and serving as a personal guide and mentor. Our Recovery Coach will work with the patients to develop a Wellness Plan that orients towards the activities of the RC service and support them in obtaining and marinating recovery.

Eligibility: Patients can access RC services based on medical necessity and a referral by a medical or behavioral health provider, Community Partner (CP), or other care manager who has contact with the Patient and is able to identify the need for RC services.

Our RSN program provides assistance, care management, and system navigation support to patients with a diagnosis of substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Our RSN Program explores treatment recovery options with the patient, which helps to clarify goals and strategies, provide education and resources, and assist patients in accessing treatment and community supports; and/or develop and implement personal goals and objectives around treatment and recovery from addiction and/or co-occurring disorders.

Eligibility:  Patients can access RSN services based on medical necessity and/or a referral by a medical or behavioral health provider, Community Partner (CP), or other care manager, that has contact with the Patient and is able to identify the need for RSN services.

Our Home-and-Community-Based services are for persons seeking behavioral health services and required assistants not to be hospitalized or the use of another 24-hour level of care or have serious medical condition or level of impairment with a risk of admission. We reduce and eliminate the barriers for patients in accessing quality mental health care. Through our Diversionary and Outpatient Program services, we work collaboratively with Home-and-Community-Based program services to provide linkage to community resources based on the needs for a continuum level of care.

  • Adult Companion
  • Chore
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Homemaker (HM)
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
  • Supportive Home Care Aide

Our Occupational therapy program is designed to improve quality of life by recovering competence and preventing further injury or disability and to improve the individual’s ability to perform tasks required for independent functioning so that the individual can engage in activities of daily living.

Our Physical therapy program is designed to provide rehabilitation focused on the treatment of dysfunctions involving neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, or integumentary systems through the use of therapeutic interventions to optimize functioning levels.

Our Speech Therapy  program is designed to provide treatment for patients with Speech and language disorders, which  includes symptoms of articulation of speech, sounds, fluency, voice (regardless of presence of a communication disability), and swallowing, and those that impair comprehension, spoken, written, or other symbol systems used for communication.