Who can be placed in an adult foster home?

Individuals placed in adult foster homes have varying diagnoses, and in fact may have a combination of diagnoses. Foster homes can serve individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically disabled, elderly and sometimes persons who are chemically dependent (if they have maintained a significant period of sobriety). These individuals must have a social worker/case manager involved in their lives who will assess the need for placement, structure the terms of placement, and follow-up to determine if the placement is suitable.

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1. What is "family" adult foster care vs. "corporate" adult foster care?
2. Who can be placed in an adult foster home?
3. What services do adult foster homes offer?
4. How does payment work for adult foster care placements?
5. What other placement options exist for vulnerable adults?
6. Who should I contact for more information on adult foster care or to refer someone for placement in an adult foster home?