Let’s talk about programs that provide the best care at home

Angela Clary is a licensed clinical social worker and the Outreach Specialist for Adult Family Care and Community Living Options.

Adult Family Care (AFC) is dedicated to helping people receive the best care at home, and I am excited to help spread the word about this great program.

My name is Angela Clary. As a licensed clinical social worker, who has studied and worked with older adults and their caregivers over the past five years, I have seen so many caregivers in need of support. AFC is a regional program at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) that helps fill that need.

Funded through MassHealth, AFC provides caregivers with a monthly stipend, ongoing training, and paid time off. I have seen how this program can help family caregivers succeed, and this is why I am excited to be the new AFC Outreach Specialist.

My goal in this position is to create awareness of the AFC program, by connecting with other professionals who work with MassHealth-eligible people who need daily assistance and cannot live alone. My primary role is to act as a central point of contact between other agencies and AFC, and I am ready to get started!

While AFC is my primary focus, I am also spreading the word about our Community Living Options (CLO) program. CLO is a private pay program, which is dedicated to providing everything our clients need for aging well. Home safety assessments, care management, hospital-to-home planning, and long-term care planning are just a few of the many services CLO provides.

As for my background, I am originally from a small town in Western New York, just outside of Rochester. I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work from SUNY Brockport, where I worked with low-income, HIV/AIDS populations and the developmentally disabled. I moved to Boston to attend Boston College, where I received my Master’s degree in Social Work, with a concentration in older adults. I also interned with two Visiting Nurse Associations and worked with hospice patients. Two years ago, I joined SCES as an Elder Care Advisor and the Ombudsman Program Director. I am also an avid reader who enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with my dog, Milo.

If you wish to learn more about AFC or CLO, please feel free to contact me by calling 617-628-2601 or email aclary@eldercare.org.

Angela Clary is a licensed clinical social worker and the Outreach Specialist for Adult Family Care (AFC) and Community Living Options (AFC). AFC and CLO are regional programs of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of older adults and people with disabilities.