- What is an adult care/foster home?
- Do you have a Medicaid contract?
- Do you accept resident's who wander at night or those with behavioral problems?
- Do you provide for special diets or various food consistencies?
- What is included in the basic monthly cost?
- How is the monthly cost determined beyond the basic monthly rate?
- Why Parkside ACH?
What is an adult care/foster home?
An adult care home is an Oregon DHS inspected, residential home, specifically designed to care for 5 or fewer adult “residents,” with either the owner or a resident manager living in the home. An owner may have a professional medical degree or training, such as myself, but a great majority do not. We must all, however pass a background check, a training program and our homes must meet specific structural and safety standards.
Homes are classified as either level 1, 2 and 3, which indicate the degree of resident dependence a home can accept, level 3 homes requiring more qualified and experienced staff. Each resident has their own chart, kept up to date with administered medications, progress notes, care plans and the like.
We work with the physician and hospital who may provide visiting RN’s, physical therapists, occupational therapists or occasional, the M.D., depending on the system and resident needs.