October , Volume Number 10 , page 14 - 14 [Free]. Join NursingCenter to get uninterrupted access to this Article. Although foster care is commonly understood as a living situation for children while family difficulties are sorted out, the idea of adult foster care has received more attention recently. According to the American Elder Care Research Organization, a nongovernmental agency that provides tools for long-term care planning, adult foster care is provided in small no more than five residents home-like environments, in contrast to assisted living settings, which tend to be large institutions. The care provided is usually nonmedical, focused instead on assisting residents with activities of daily living. The concept is not new.
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. Breaking that down further; care is typically non-medical in nature, involves assistance with the activities of daily living and ongoing supervision. A home-like environment means a house with shared living and dining areas in which assistance is provided to a very few number of individuals. The actual number varies by U. Adult foster care is usually synonymous with adult family care and adult family living.
Adult foster care homes are like 24 hour day care centers, providing care for seniors who cannot completely care for themselves anymore. In Michigan, there are strict regulations controlling such homes, but they present a worthwhile business opportunity for those with a strong desire to help the elderly. Make a plan that outlines how you will generate revenue and what your expenses will be. Determine what your profit will be, and how you will go about running your business.
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