Adult Family / Care Home

Adult Family/Care Homes 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
    • 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 resident
    • 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 caregiver
    • Medication management
    • Assistance with mobility
    • Home cooked meals and snacks
    • Utilities, housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • 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
    • 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
    • Outdoor areas for socializing, activities and relaxation
  • Residents are able to live in the home and be cared for throughout the end of life
    • Eliminates 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

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