What is an Adult Care Home?

Adult (Foster) Care Homes are licensed, single family residences that offer care for up to five adult residents in a homelike setting. The homes are in residential neighborhoods. They offer a private or shared bedroom, private or shared bathroom, meals and snacks, care and services. Each home has one operator who may employ additional caregivers. All staff have experience providing care and receive ongoing training. Some homes are operated by registered nurses or other medical professionals. All homes are licensed annually and monitored quarterly via unannounced home visits by Multnomah County’s Aging and Disability Services’ Adult Care Home Program. Many operators accept Medicaid payment; most accept private payment.