Adult Foster Care of the North Shore
63 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Region: Northeast

Adult Foster Care of the North Shore

Description of resource: Adult Foster Care of the North Shore provides exceptional support and solutions for caregivers, clients and professionals including: Financial Support – AFCNS is a MassHealth-funded program that provides a monthly payment to the caregiver. Caregivers can receive up to $1,500 per month, per client. Health & Social Support - Our staff members become an extension to the clients' and caregivers' families. Clients and caregivers are assigned a nurse and care manager who visit the homes regularly. Staff members can answer questions about health issues and serve as a resource for medical training, education and needed interventions. We provide on-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Family Support - At AFCNS, we provide a foundation to maintain and improve existing relationships. We help our clients and their families navigate the complexities of living with a disability or illness.

General Resource Support - Seasoned nurses and care managers work to identify vital resources for the client. These can include:

  • Adult Day Health Programs
  • Specialized work and community support programs
  • Mental health counseling
  • Guardianship and health care proxy information
  • Transportation services
  • Information about other adult foster care programs outside our area

Contact: Cynthia Bjorlie MD, Executive Director
Phone: 9782812612


Services provided:

Alzheimer's/Dementia Alzheimer's/Dementia
Education Education
Financial Financial
Home Support Home Support
Respite Care Respite Care