An Adult Family Home is one of the many options in our area that is able to provide hands-on care to older adults. In Washington State alone, there are more than 2, adult family homes; all are regulated and licensed by the Department of Social and Health Services in Washington and the Department of Human Services in Oregon. This makes it a great option for someone who requires more one-on-one attention because of the lower resident-to-caregiver ratio. All providers and staff must be certified in the fundamentals of caregiving, first aid, and CPR. They must also obtain certifications for any specialty services that home wishes to offer and each caregiver must fulfill continuing education requirements to remain certified.
Adult Care Home Licensing Requirements
Adult Family Homes — Tacoma Permits
Skip to Main Content. Adult family homes provide living for six or fewer residents and are licensed by the state. They are regular neighborhood homes where staff people assume responsibility for the safety and well-being of the residents. A room, meals, laundry, supervision and varying levels of assistance with care are provided. Some provide occasional nursing care.
What is an Adult Family Home?
These are residential homes licensed to care for up to six non-related residents. They provide room, board, laundry, necessary supervision, and necessary help with activities of daily living, personal care, and social services. RCW
When someone wishes to open an adult family home, the first step in the process is for the prospective owner to attend a two-hour orientation class. The intention of this class is to help attendees decide if this is a business they truly wish to start. Topics covered within orientation are:.