Adult Family/Care Homes are privately owned state licensed care facilities in a residential home setting that can accommodate light, moderate, advanced and Hospice level care.
• In the state of Washington these facilities are typically referred to as Adult Family Homes and are allowed a maximum of 6 residents. In Oregon they are frequently called Adult Foster Homes or Adult Care homes and can have a maximum of 5 residents. These care facilities provide an outstanding caregiver to resident ratio, allowing the best of personalized care.
• Monthly rent at Adult Family Homes or Residential Care Homes covers room and board, 24 hour supervision and personal care by licensed live in caregivers, medication management, assistance with mobility, home cooked meals and snacks, utilities, housekeeping, laundry services and social activities. Many homes offer special outings for their elder residents.
• The majority of Adult Family/Foster Homes are certified for Dementia or Alzheimer’s care, while a smaller percentage of homes care for individuals with developmental disabilities or mental health issues. Most Adult Foster Homes are able to accommodate mild to moderate Dementia or Alzheimer behavioral challenges. A detailed Nurse Assessment prior to choosing an elder care facility will be crucial to determine what personal care is required and what facility can best meet those needs. All homes provide a Registered Nurse on call 24 hours a day with a smaller percentage offering skilled nursing care on a daily basis.
• The Owners (Providers) of the Senior Care Homes are required by individual State laws to have several specialized certifications. All caregivers providing patient care must have a minimum of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Registered Nursing Assistant (NAR) license.
• Benefits of elder care homes include: high level of personalized care, comfortable home-like atmosphere and social activities based on the senior’s preferences and abilities. Residential Care Homes offer private or semi-private rooms and baths, shared common areas such as living rooms, dining rooms and outdoor areas for socializing, activities and relaxation.
• Residents are able to live in the home and be cared for throughout the end of life, eliminating the need for additional moves which can have a negative impact on physical and emotional health. Adult Family/Foster Homes offer an intimate caring environment where seniors become like family, establishing strong bonds with caregivers and other residents. Family and friends may visit as often as they like and are encouraged to participate in special activities like birthdays and holidays.
• Adult Family Homes or Residential Care Homes may be a better choice for seniors who need more advanced care services than what Assisted Living can offer. The intimate setting and level of one on one care is also an excellent alternative to a Nursing Home for about half the cost of home health services or skilled nursing facilities.
Other Names For Adult Family Homes:
Adult Care Home | Boarding Home | Personal Care Home | Adult Foster Care | Senior Care Home | Adult Foster Care | Residential Care Home | Adult Foster Home | Elder Care Home | Group Home