What is Adult Foster Home?

To explain simply:

  • Adult Foster Care Home is a small assisted-living facility that provides care for up to five residents in a family atmosphere.

  • Adult Foster Care Homes are licensed and monitored by the State of Oregon.

  • They are mostly for people who need higher level of care or for people who are looking for quiet family atmosphere with more one on one care.

Please go to the link to see the guide for Adult Foster Homes (detailed brochure explaining all about adult foster homes):

https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/de9033.pdf

Public list of Adult Foster Homes in Lane County: http://www.lcog.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3538

State of Oregon’s description of Adult Foster Home:

Adult foster homes are single family residences that offer care in a homelike setting. Adult foster homes in Oregon are inspected and licensed. The adult foster home provider must meet certain standards to obtain a license. Staff from the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), or the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) offices verify the qualifications of the caregiver, conduct yearly licensing inspections, and investigate complaints and concerns.

A little bigger explanation of Adult Foster Care:

  • Adult Foster Care Home is a small assisted-living facility for up to five residents in a family atmosphere. Adult Foster Care Homes are licensed and monitored by the State of Oregon. They are mostly for people who need higher level of care. Our Adult Foster Home is specialized in higher level of care than most Adult Foster Homes. We do care such as hoyer lift and 2 person transfer. Also, we have increased amount of activities, where we focus on weekly outings into the community.​

  • In Oregon, Adult Foster Homes are also called Adult Care Homes and Group Homes. In other states they have names such as ​Assisted Living, Residential Care Homes as well as Board and Room Homes.​​​

  • In Adult Foster Homes, the staff provide 24/7 care for the residents. The following services are provided: dressing, bowel and bladder care, bathing and grooming, dietary needs, 24-hour assistance, medication management, transportation, help with mobility, behavioral issues, activities, laundry, cleaning, and much more.

  • The facilities in adult foster homes include private rooms, meals, TVs, and phones.

  • In Adult Foster Homes, you can expect the same type of care as in nursing homes, but without physical and occupational therapy. In Adult Foster Homes, physical and occupational therapy can come to the facility by request.

Why consider Adult Foster Home over an assisted living?

  • Adult Foster Homes are mostly for people who need a higher level of care. People come to AFHs because they require constant supervision. In assisted living, people are generally more independent.​​

  • Adult Foster Homes provide a home-like and family environment. If you ask, most people would prefer to stay in a home-like, family setting. That’s what we provide. We become our residents’ family and their home.

  • We provide a lot of one-on-one care. In Adult Foster Homes, there are 1–2 staff members for every 5 residents. In bigger facilities, it is 1-2 staff per 10 residents. This means that in Adult Foster Homes, residents receive more one-to-one care, more activities, and more supervision.