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Adult Foster Care Program
One of the greatest gifts you can give to that special adult is a place to call home.
Adult Foster Care is one way to make a difference in the lives of those adults who may be elderly, and physically or mentally disabled. It can provide a secure and loving environment that will aid in their independence and help them to remain in their own community.
What is Adult Foster Care?
Adult Foster Care offers a supervised, 24-hour living arrangement in an adult foster home for up to three people who are unable to continue living independently in their own homes.
The reasons for needing adult foster care may vary. Persons in need of adult foster care may have a developmental, physical, or emotional disability.
Care may include assistance with personal care hygiene, medication management, transportation, recreational activities and nutritional meals.
What are the requirements for becoming a certified Adult Foster Care provider?
Must be a City of Chesapeake resident.
Submit an application, including (3) references (employer and personal).
Central Registry check (CPS).
Criminal background check.
Take a Tuberculosis (TB) test.
Have a fire safety inspection and home inspection. Home must meet City Codes.
Provide a financial statement.
Provide mortgage statement or landlord/leasing approval letter.
Attend an orientation training.
Maintain a comfortable & safe home.
How do individuals get placed in an Adult Foster Care Home?
Referrals for placement are made by Human Services staff who match the individual with the most appropriate foster home. As a foster care provider, you decide if you would like to consider a particular individual as a resident for your home.
What kind of help is available for the Adult Foster Care provider?
A Family Services worker is available to guide you through the certification process and provide ongoing support.
For more information, contact Adult Services at 757-382-2122