What services do adult foster homes offer?

In addition to room and board, an adult foster home provides services as stipulated in the Individual Resident Placement Agreement. Overnight supervision is perhaps the most critical feature of adult foster care, which distinguishes it from other residential settings in the community. 

Depending on the vulnerable adult's particular needs, other negotiable services typically include the following: medication administration or monitoring; assistance with activities of daily living, prompts for personal hygiene, assistance with managing cash resources, arranging for medical appointments, transportation, meal preparation, shared dining, etc. Adult foster care licensers and case managers carefully match residents with providers whose skills and/or willingness to provide various services are in keeping with the resident's needs.

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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?