What Care And Services Are Provided in an Adult Care Home?

The care provided in an Adult Care Home typically includes assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, walking, getting into or out of a bed or chair, personal hygiene, using the toilet or incontinence products (such as disposable briefs), medication management, and memory or behavior support. Housekeeping and laundry service is also provided.

Many homes provide assistance during the night, such as help to the bathroom, or repositioning in bed. Most homes offer assistance for those with dementia.

All nursing tasks are monitored by a Registered Nurse.

The Adult Care Home Program issues care certifications to indicate that an adult care home has demonstrated expertise in serving a particular population. Certified homes have demonstrated competency through experience and/or training and have met the qualifications as determined by the Adult Care Home Program. A home can be certified to serve a population with specific cultural or care needs.
Examples include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Hospice, Dementia, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), or Language/Cultural. Other homes may skillfully serve individuals from these populations, but have not been certified. Your search results will indicate if a home has a care certificate.

Some Adult Care Homes may offer daycare services. This support can supplement a situation in which a person lives with family, needs 24 hour care and supervision, but their family caregiver works during the day or is otherwise unavailable to provide care during the day. Please contact the Adult Care Program Placement Specialist for more information at 503-988-3000.