The goal of an adult foster home provider is to provide a resident's necessary care while emphasizing their independence, choice dignity and decision making. Caregivers also provide friendship and the opportunity for the resident to reside in a safe and caring environment.
Adult foster home licensees provide:
Meals (including special medical-related diets)
Provide or arrange transportation to appointments and other activities
Help with personal care, such as bathing, eating, dressing, etc.
A wide variety of residents are served in adult foster homes, from those needing only room, board and minimal personal assistance to those residents needing full personal care, or skilled nursing care with the help of community-based registered nurses.
Qualifications for Providers, Resident Managers & Other Caregivers
An adult foster home provider shall meet the following qualifications:
Be at least 21 years of age
Live in the home to be licensed, unless a resident manager lives in the home
Have education, experience, and training to meet state requirements
Possess physical health, mental health, good judgment and good personal character determined necessary by the state and S&DS to provide 24-hour care for adults who are physically disabled or elderly
Have a statement from a physician or other qualified practitioner indicating they are physically, cognitively, and emotionally capable of providing care to residents