Adult Care Home
What is an Adult Care Home?
Adult Care Homes are homey, licensed houses that provide a private bedroom, private or shared bathroom, meals, and care services for up to five adult residents. Adult Care Homes are also known as Adult Foster 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 communities for seniors.
Adult Care Homes look much like traditional houses located in residential neighborhoods, but most 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 their family, including young children and pets. Families should consider this when choosing a home for their senior loved one. The owner/provider makes home-cooked meals for their residents and usually accommodates dietary preferences. These homes are licensed and inspected by the state annually.
Monthly base rates at Adult Care Homes average about $3500-$5000 a month. The base rate includes room and board and activities. There are additional fees for assistance with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), such as help with showering, dressing, eating, transfers, toileting, and medication management. There will be extra fees if a resident needs night care, incontinence care, behavioral issues, or diabetic care.
Right Fit Senior Living Solutions works with Adult Care Homes and can help you and your loved one find just the Right Fit to call home.