What is an Adult Family Home?

What is an Adult Family Home?

Adult Family Homes are an excellent alternative to assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Adult Family Homes are regular neighborhood homes where staff assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of the elderly adult. A room, meals, laundry, housekeeping, supervision and varying levels of assistance with care are provided. Some provide occasional nursing care. Some offer specialized care for people with mental health issues, developmental disabilities or dementia. The home can have two to six residents and is licensed by the state.

An Adult Family Home can mean many different things and/or describe many different living scanarios. Sometimes called Adult Foster Care or assisted living care, these homes are unique for several reasons.The settings are usually in residential neighborhoods without the nursing home feel. AFH's are also unique because they accept most levels of care and have a philosophy of "Aging in Place" with the goal of not having to move your loved one again.

Assistance with medication, bathing, dressing, and special dietary needs are typically offered. Some homes may also offer Beautician Services, Podiatry Services, MD House calls, Private Phone and even WiFi.

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