Adult foster care homes provide 24 hours of support and services in a community home for adults with developmental disabilities. Foster homes are licensed to support up to five individuals with a specific designation describing specialized level of service:. Foster providers or foster parents provide assistance with activities of everyday living, from grooming and eating to leisure activities, as well as access to services which help individuals maintain or increase their levels of independence. Room and board is included in the service. Individuals interested in applying to become a foster home must contact their local Community Developmental Disabilities Office for initial application, testing requirement information and licensing. Licensure Renewals - At least 60 days prior to the expiration of the license a licensing packet will be sent to the provider for renewal.
Everything You Need to Know About Adult Foster Care
LARA - Get Licensed as an Adult Foster Care Group Home
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. The Bureau is pleased to provide a new feature through GovDelivery which allows you to sign up for announcements and alerts from the Bureau of Community and Health Systems by specific provider types. Your information will not be shared. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued a new set of rules for the delivery of Home and Community Based Services through Medicaid waiver programs. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will be developing a transition plan to bring its waiver programs into compliance with the new regulations.
Licensing Rules and Statutes
We would like to introduce the two different divisions of CA that you will be working with as you become licensed, maintain your license, and have foster children placed in your home:. Division of Licensed Resources DLR completes home studies, licenses foster homes, group homes, and child placing agencies. DCFS staff work with parents toward reunification, while at the same time, prepare an alternate permanent plan if reunification is not in the best interest of the child. Relatives are considered first for placement. Relative searches are conducted throughout the child's time in care.
One can say, on the whole, that Medicaid pays for adult foster care. However, that is a simplistic and incomplete answer. That said, in the majority of states, adult foster care is an option covered by Medicaid.