Adult foster care
may be a cost-effective alternative to nursing homes or larger assisted-living facilities.
1991) (affirming agency refusal to renew license of adult foster care
home in which residents were neglected, exploited, or abused).
Although adult foster care
in the United States has been traced back to colonial times, when boarding homes provided meals and laundry, foster care specifically for older adults with disabilities is a fairly recent development (Sherman & Newman, 1979).
At that time the supervisor of the adult foster care
home reported that the problem of falling asleep while smoking had resolved.
The Patrick administration had announced it was ready to make the cuts to reimbursements for adult day health programs, adult foster care
and day care programs for the elderly, but put the plan on hold several weeks ago.
"We really put pressure on each other," said Williams, a musician, who also operates an adult foster care
business and the Next Level basketball clinics.
1, the Enhanced Adult Foster Care
plan allows most family members to be paid for taking care of an eligible relative over 16 years old who needs help with a combination of activities of daily living or management of certain behaviors.