Adult foster care homes are like 24 hour day care centers, providing care for seniors who cannot completely care for themselves anymore. In Michigan, there are strict regulations controlling such. According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, individuals wishing to open an adult foster care home must apply and be approved for a license, which may take from 6 to 12 months to process and approve. You can establish a family home for up to 6 adults, or a group home for a larger population.
Definition. Defining adult foster care is challenging largely due to the many different names by which it is referred and the lack of a national standard. For the purposes of this article, adult foster care refers to care provided to persons of adult age in a home-like environment. Foster Care. In Michigan, there are approximately 13, children in foster care and children who still need an adoptive family. We need your help to provide a safe, nurturing home for these children until they can be returned to their families.
Get Licensed as an Adult Foster Care Group Home. Licensing is the process by which the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS) regulates adult foster care group homes. The process requires that adult foster care licenses are in compliance with the rules for adult foster care group homes.