When elderly people or adults with physical disabilities are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes, adult foster care may be an option. Adult foster homes are single-family residences that offer 24-hour care in a home-like setting. The goal of an adult foster home licensee is to provide care and services to residents while supporting their independence, choice and right to make decisions.
Adult foster home providers can assist with feeding; dressing; bowel and bladder care; bathing and grooming; mobility, which may include: getting in or out of a bed or a chair, walking with assistive devices; and behavioral issues. They perform general tasks including laundry, medication management, and meal preparation and making transportation arrangements. Adult foster homes provide the opportunity for residents to reside in a safe and caring family-like environment.