Adult Foster Care is a licensed family setting for adults who are unable to live alone due to physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The home provides 24 hour care for no more than 5 functionally impaired residents. Residents receive meals, support, supervision and assistance with personal cares and living skills, as needed.
There is a payment made to providers per month which is set by the State. In addition to room and board, a difficulty of care rating is often justified.
Adult Foster Care is not a therapeutic residential facility where a resident receives awake night or nursing care assistance.
Once you have completed the basic license requirements, a social worker will be assigned to your home. They will visit you home to discuss your interest in Adult Foster Care, your personal history, family interests, lifestyle and types of residents for whom you would be interested in providing care. It is also required that all Adult Foster Care providers participate in on-going training to develop and enhance their skills. A specific number of training hours are required each year. The number of hours varies depending on the number of years a provider has been licensed.