Michele Meltzer, LICSW, of Swampscott has recently been named Adult Foster Care Program Manager for All Care’s Resource Division. Meltzer, who has Master’s Degree in Social Work from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, joined All Care in November 2016 as a VNA Medical Social Worker before being promoted to Adult Foster Care Manager in April of 2018. With over 15 years’ experience in social work, Michele brings a wealth of experience to her new role at All Care.
All Care’s Adult Foster Care Program (AFC) allows individuals, who are unable to remain at home alone due to chronic illness, or physical and/or mental disabilities, to stay in their home or in the home of a loved one to maximize their quality of life. The Adult Foster Care program is an alternative to nursing home or assisted living placement. In-home family caregivers provide meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and 24-hour supervision to program participants. Caregivers receive a tax-free stipend which can help to ease the financial burden of caring for the individual. The AFC program provides monthly nursing and social work visits where both client and caregiver receive the support and resources they need to share a safe, happy, fulfilling life.
Elaine Buckley, Director of All Care’s Resource Division had this to say, “We are so excited to have Michele join us as our new Adult Foster Care Program Manager! With Michele’s extensive experience working with families in the community, she is the perfect addition to help us meet the needs of our Adult Foster Care population and support their caregivers.”
For over 100 years, All Care has been delivering the highest quality, cost-effective, home health care to its patients in the 65 communities it serves throughout Greater Boston, the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. From VNA, Hospice, Private Care Services, Adult Day Health and Adult Foster Care, All Care is prepared to meet all your needs at every level of care. For additional information on accessing adult foster care services, or to arrange for an initial evaluation, call All Care’s Referral line at 781-598-7066, or visit www.allcare.org.