Adult foster care homes provide 24 hours of support and services in a community home for adults with developmental disabilities. Foster homes are licensed to support up to five individuals with a specific designation describing specialized level of service:
- Level 1 - Basic Adult Foster Home (AFH) license. Provider/resident manager must have the equivalent of one year of full-time experience providing direct care and services to support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- Level 2B (Behavioral) - If the provider serves or intends to serve more than one individual who exhibits behavior that poses a significant danger to the individual or others. Provider/resident manager must have two years of full-time experience providing care and services to support individuals who exhibit behaviors that pose a significant danger to the individual or others.
- Level 2M (Medical) - If the provider serves or intends to serve more than one individual who has a medical condition that is serious and may be life threatening. Provider/resident manager must have two years of full-time experience providing care and services to support individuals who have a medical condition that is serious and may be life threatening.
- Limited - If the provider intends to provide care and services to a specific individual who is unrelated to the applicant but with whom the provider has an established relationship of no less than one year. The license is limited to only the care of the individual named on the license.
- Provisional - If there is an emergency situation where the current licensed provider is no longer overseeing the operation of the AFH-DD. A provisional license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and is not renewable.
Services allowed under this type
Foster providers or foster parents provide assistance with activities of everyday living, from grooming and eating to leisure activities, as well as access to services which help individuals maintain or increase their levels of independence. Room and board is included in the service.
Licensure - Initial
Individuals interested in applying to become a foster home must contact their local Community Developmental Disabilities Office for initial application, testing requirement information and licensing.
Licensure - Ongoing
Licensure Renewals - At least 60 days prior to the expiration of the license a licensing packet will be sent to the provider for renewal. The licensing review will be conducted by the CDDP. Any noted deficiencies must be corrected and submitted to the CDDP.
I/DD Adult Foster Care providers must demonstrate continued compliance with standards required by DHS, which are defined in Oregon Administrative Rules 411-360-0010 to 411-360-0310.