Adult Foster Homes

Quick Facts:

  • More than 900 in metropolitan area
  • Rent ranges from about $2,200 to over $9,000 per month
  • Medicaid often accepted
  • Assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing, incontinence, behavior, mobility, skin care, tube feeding and insulin injections
  • Some specialized homes for extreme behaviors and conditions
  • Maximum of 5 residents in Oregon
  • Most homes have two caregivers on duty much of the time
  • Nighttime staffing patterns vary

What are they?

Adult Foster Homes are private residences that, in Oregon, house up to five residents.
Meals are served in a central dining room. Most rooms are privateas. Adult Foster Home operators must pass a basic skills test and a language
proficiency test, document verifiable work experience, and prove financial stability.

Who regulates them?

Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities Program and local county offices regulate Adult
Foster Homes. Evaluations are made annually. Unannounced monitoring visits take
place if there is cause for concern. Check here for substantiated complaints of abuse and neglect: https://ltclicensing.oregon.gov/Facilities

Who lives in them?

Elders in need of assistance with activities of daily living live in Adult Foster Homes. Many foster homes admit younger persons with disabilities.

What type of care of provided?

Adult Foster Homes can provide assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing and behavior. There is virtually unlimited assistance with incontinence and ambulation. Some Adult Foster Homes are staffed to provide care at night.

What services are provided?

Adult Foster Homes provide housekeeping, linens, personal laundry and some activities. A few foster homes provide transportation.

How much does it cost?
Monthly fees can range from about $2,200 to more than $9,000.

Will Medicaid Pay?

Medicaid will pay for most Adult Foster Homes.