What is an Adult Care Home?

When an older adult or an adult with a developmental or physical, or mental disability can no longer care for themselves in their own home, or do not have family who can care for them, an Adult Care Home is an option.

Adult Care Homes are licensed, single family residences that offer care for up to five adult residents in a homelike setting. The homes are in residential neighborhoods.

Each home has one operator who may employ additional caregivers. All operators must have hands-on care giving experience and participate in on-going training.

All homes are licensed annually and monitored quarterly via unannounced home visits by Multnomah County’s Aging, Disability and Veterans Services’ Adult Care Home Program.

An Adult Care Home offers individualized care while supporting and honoring a resident’s independence, cultural needs, preferences, and choices.

Who lives in an Adult Care Home?

You may qualify to assist people from one or more of the three following populations:

  • Older Adults and People with Disabilities (APD)
  • Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DD)
  • Mental Health and Addictions (MHA)

What services do residents receive in an Adult Care Home?

Adult Care Homes provide:

  • assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing, walking, eating, and getting to the toilet
  • medication management
  • meals
  • housekeeping and laundry service
  • arrangement of transportation to appointments and other activities