Oakland Housing - Board and Care Homes (also called "Adult Foster Homes")
A board and care home is generally run by a homeowner who takes in four to six boarders and provides meals and light assistance. Residents can have a single or double room and dine together family style. As a general rule, adult foster homes do not hire licensed personnel. They are appropriate for individuals who are fairly self sufficient, although some homes are willing to board persons with more serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or even terminal illness. The costs of a board and care home are not covered by Medicare, and not all states allow licenses for this care alternative.
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Sponsored by the U.S. Administration on Aging, this website can help you find the Area Agency on Aging closest to you. That office can help you locate Adult Foster Homes in your community.
Please Note: Center for Elders' Independence does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.