What is adult foster care?
Adult foster care provides residential care for adults needing supportive housing and services due to physical, emotional, developmental or mental health reasons. Providers of adult foster care are responsible for residents' food, lodging, protection, supervision and household services. Adult foster care allows older adults or those with a disability to live in a home-like environment and participate fully in the community of their choice.
Adult foster care providers must be licensed. The county evaluates prospective homes and recommends licenses for those that meet state standards. The county also monitors providers for compliance and supports license holders to provide quality services.