Definition. Defining adult foster care is challenging largely due to the many different names by which it is referred and the lack of a national standard. For the purposes of this article, adult foster care refers to care provided to persons of adult age in a home-like environment. Foster Care. In Michigan, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care and 300 children who still need an adoptive family. We need your help to provide a safe, nurturing home for these children until they can be returned to their families.
According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, individuals wishing to open an adult foster care home must apply and be approved for a license, which may take from 6 to 12 months to process and approve. You can establish a family home for up to 6 adults, or a group home for a larger population. Adult foster care, also referred to as Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) home in Maryland, is a covered Medicaid benefit under the Community Options Waiver. For group, adult foster care with a minimum of four residents, there is also the Assisted Living Subsidy.
Summary of Recent AFC Law Changes (Public Acts 388, 557, 558 & 513 of 2018) Special Note: The State of Michigan does not license assisted or independent living facilities. Please note, however, that a Home for the Aged or Adult Foster Care Home license may be required if the level of care provided at the facility meets the licensing requirements of one of these license types. YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTARY FOSTER CARE FOB 2018-010 11-1-2018 CHILDREN'S FOSTER CARE MANUAL STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES enrolled, he/she begins the grace period; see Grace Period in this policy. • Employed at least part-time or participating in a program that promotes employment (such as Job Corps, Michigan Works!.
Michigan is ranked perfectly in the center of the country for both population of seniors and for cost of living for seniors. It is also very average for the availability of adult foster care facilities. (In Michigan, they call them adult foster care communities and not assisted living facilities.). Adult Foster Home application, please call them at (541) 682-4367. Once you open your Adult Foster Home we look forward to helping you to provide excellent care to your residents. Good Luck! _____ Senior & Disabled Services, a division of Lane Council of Governments, provides.