Adult Foster Care

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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.

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Nannette - 1 year ago
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My husband and I have been doing foster care for 17 years we would like to get information on adult fostering. #1
Bonnie - 11 months ago
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I was a adult foster care provider for years took a few years off and would like to start up again, do my previouse hours of training and certifcates apply? #2
Eddie - 8 months ago
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I love to open adult foster care could you please advice me where to start from I may be needed from 2 to 3 people thanks #3
rachel - 1 year ago
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hi my name is rachel im 23 and come from the uk my care co ordinator is on about placing me into a adult foster family what can i expect #4
Sanelka - 10 months ago
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How can i apply for license? and how can i enroll for adult foster care? Thank you! #5
Scott - 6 months ago
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Adult Foster care is termed in the licensing and distinction between Nursing Homes, assisted Living etc. Many are asking how to get started and obtain a license to do this work. Contact your specific Stae Dept. of Human Services. They can help you with this. How ever, They do require prior experience in this field. CNA, RN.LPN and in some cases, if you can provided training and proof of caring for a relative. #6
Bonnie - 10 months ago
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My mother can't live alone and does not want to go to Nursing Home, someone told me about Foster Care for my mother and I would like to know more information of any Foster Care in Illinois for my mother so she could live with someone and to be taken care of. I am single, live in Wisconsin and I have a job that I am unable to take care of her. My other brother lives in Maryland. Is thee any Foster Home in Illinois, preferably north of Chicago or North of Illinois, that have a program and to take care of my mother with TLC? Thanks #7
Guest - 1 week ago
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would someone call me when you get time i used to be a foster parent years ago. #8
florence pompey - 1 week ago
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hello ms. pompey i would like to take care of Adults help go to there doctor appointments etc. #9
Bukky Aminu - 12 months ago
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I'm interested in adult foster care and i'm a licensed child care provider. Where do i start.My email is xxxx #10
Lena - 1 year ago
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Hi Im a LPN and want to start doing adult fostering. How do i go about it? Thanks for any ideas. #11
Catherine - 2 weeks ago
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I have worked in group homes for many years. I would like information on how to become an Adult Foster Parent. I live in Asheville, North Carolina. Buncombe county. Thank You! #12
Yuvonne Jarrett - 1 month ago
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I live in ohio and I'm trying to get into the foster care??How can I get started??? #13
Ms Louis - 3 months ago
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I'm interested in becoming an adult foster care . What's the requirement and how do I get started? #14
Elizabeth - 6 months ago
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I am a home heath aide over 15 years and Certified Nursing Aide over 10 years. I will be glad doing adult foster care in my house. How to go about it ? Tanks. #15
caron - 7 months ago
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how do I get involved with adult foster care for disabled adults in the merced,california area? Thank you xxxx #16
Stephanie - 9 months ago
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Wonderful informed information, that is important to know for those that are wanting to start a "Adult Foster Care Home" Thank you very much. #17
Jimmy - 10 months ago
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I have been working with kids, and I would like to work with the disabled community in possibly an adult foster care type home, how to start my email is xxxx #18
Rodney - 2 months ago
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Do I need a license to start a afc home in Michigan ? #19
Guest - 11 months ago
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Is it possible to leave the agency situation and just work for the state taking care of your individuals? It seems each agency has an agenda for making money no matter what. Any info would help. My email is xxxx Thank you =) #20
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