The licensing unit cannot guarantee that you will get clients or how many you will get. You must market your home and be flexible in the type of clients you are willing to service. You decide what type of clients you take. Clients requiring these services may have mental health, physical, developmental issues or be elderly.
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Adult Foster Care is defined as a home setting in the community for adults who are unable to live independently due to physical, emotional, developmental or mental health impairments. The home can provide up to 24 hour supervision for 1 to 4 residents. (5 if caring for elderly residents). Residents receive meals, support, supervision and some assistance with personal care and living skills as needed. Adult Foster Care homes are licensed by the State of Minnesota under Rule 203 and Rule 245A.
The applicant must meet the minimum licensing standards that include:
If you have decided to provide traditional Adult Foster Care:
If you are interested in Corporate Foster Care, you may contact the AFC Licensing worker at 320-968-5111.
The application process generally takes 3 to 4 months.
Traditional providers receive a monthly minimum room and board payment set by the State. A Difficulty of Care (DOC) rating may be set based on the required level of care. The payment is usually a combination of the client's:
Residents who have the financial resources to pay can negotiate a fee with the provider.
Corporate Providers may receive funding from a variety of sources. Services may be funded through Group Residential Housing (GRH) funding for basic room, board, and supervision with Difficulty of Care (DOC). In addition to GRH and Based on the individuals served and their needs, the county may wish to enter into a contract for additional support services for special populations. For Waivered Services Contracts having a corporate license does not guarantee that a provider will be contracted with by the County.
The licensor ensures that all aspects of state and county licensing mandates and policies are followed:
No, the foster care rate covers room and board, three nutritious meals and snacks daily and supervision. Medical and dental costs are covered through medical assistance or other insurance of the resident.