Adult Foster Care: Elderly

May 24th, 2007
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Adult Foster Care: Delays, Mentally Retarded has been covered and now the last type of adult care. Providing care for an elderly person is also part of adult foster care. This time of care is more like assisted living. This part of care does not include people that should be in a nursing home and that requires major care or health issues. This is not as common in my area, so you do not hear a lot about this type of care. My uncle was placed in this type of care years ago. At that point, it was still fairly new and people did not understand it. My uncle did not like living in adult foster care. He felt like an outsider in… [more]

Adult Foster Care: Delays, Mentally Retarded

May 24th, 2007
Posted By: on Foster Care

Adult foster care covers to different types of care and people, below you will find information on both types. Every state has very different requirements, paperwork and training. One type of adult foster care is dealing with adults with developmentally delays, mental retardation (MR) or mentally ill. Some foster agencies that have only dealt with children in the past are getting involved with some adult foster care. Within the last two years, my agency has started dealing with this type of adult fostering. I was approached by one of my friends with a mentally retarded daughter about providing care for her, and my agency talked with me about how it works. I thought it would be best for everyone involved to find a different placement for my… [more]