Adult Foster Care Homes
What are Adult Foster Care Homes?
Adult Foster Care Homes are also known as Adult Foster Homes and Adult Care Homes in the Portland area. Other regions of the country call them Group Homes, Residential Care Homes, Board & Care Homes. Some areas of the country don’t have these types of communities for seniors. Adult Foster Care Homes are homey, licensed houses which provide a private or shared bedroom, private or shared bathroom, meals, and care services for up to five adult residents.
Adult Foster Care Homes look much like regular houses located in residential neighborhoods, but most of them have been built or modified for this purpose. Often there is a ramp to the front door if there are stairs present. If not, a walkway goes around to a side door or a back door, to accommodate persons who cannot go up steps. Each home has a single operator/owner who sometimes employs additional caregivers and employees; sometimes the staff are family members. All staff have experience and receive specialized training, but do not necessarily have specific medical credentials. Some homes are operated by registered nurses, physicians, or other medical professionals. Usually the owner lives in the home with his or her family, which may include young children and pets. Families should take this into consideration when choosing a home, to find the right fit for their senior loved one. The owner/provider makes home-cooked meals for the residents and can usually accommodate dietary preferences. These homes are licensed by the state and are inspected on an annual basis.
Monthly base rates at Adult Foster Care Homes average about $2700-3500 a month. This base rate includes room and board, and usually includes keeping track of and giving medications to the residents. There are additional charges for assistance with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living, such as help with showering, dressing, eating, transfers, and toileting). There are also additional charges for night care, incontinence care, behavioral issues, diabetic care, and anything specialized. Each Adult Foster Care Homes has its own rate sheet, contract, and rules of the home. They all keep detailed records of each resident, including a personalized care plan, as well as the medications they are taking and when they are given.
Right Fit Senior Living Solutions works with many Adult Foster Care Homes
and can help you or your loved one find just the right place to call home.
Call us at 503.567.7268