Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC)

Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) is a Medicaid-funded long-term care community option that provides elderly and/or disabled clients, known as members, with daily personal care assistance, meals, housekeeping, and personal emergency response services. Each member’s care is overseen by a team comprising an RN, care manager, and home health aide. They work together to ensure members can live healthy and safe at home and avoid institutionalization.

GAFC Program Details

Daily Home Health Aide Visits

Our GAFC program includes a daily visit by a home health aide to assist members with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). This includes help with personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication management, and other essential tasks. By assisting with these tasks, we enable our members to maintain their independence and dignity while ensuring their safety and comfort.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) include:

  • Positioning in Bed or Chair
  • Transferring
  • Ambulation (inside and outside the home)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Bathing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Toileting
  • Incontinence Care

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) include:

  • Meal Preparation
  • Ordinary Housework
  • Managing Finances
  • Medication Management – Reminders and cueing
  • Phone Use
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

Routine Assessment by Nurse and Case Manager

Part of our GAFC service includes regular and as-needed assessments of the member’s overall health and care needs by our nurses or case managers. Our home health aides also report any concerns to the nurse that may warrant an additional visit. This system of continuous assessment ensures that each member’s care plan remains up-to-date and responsive to their changing needs.

If a need for additional services is identified, our nurse or case manager will make the necessary referrals and assist the member in setting up these services. These additional services include but are not limited to:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Skilled Nursing at Home
  • Nutritional assistance programs like food banks or Meals on Wheels
  • Dentists
  • Eye doctors and other medical specialists

Furthermore, we work closely with each member to secure the necessary approval from their health insurance provider, ensuring our services are accessible to those who need them most.

At Century Homecare, our goal is to provide consistent, comprehensive care and support to our members at home, fostering independence, health, and an enhanced quality of life for each individual, without the burden of additional costs.

Qualification Criteria

Our GAFC services are covered and paid for by the member’s health insurance provider, with Medicaid being the payor for most of our members. The eligibility requirements include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Skilled Nursing at Home
  • Nutritional assistance programs like food banks or Meals on Wheels
  • Dentists
  • Eye doctors and other medical specialists

To initiate the process of obtaining our services, prospective members should reach out to us directly. We will guide them through the process of eligibility assessment, health insurance approvals, and getting set up with our GAFC service. This includes securing a recommendation from the member’s primary care provider and obtaining prior approval from the health insurance provider.