Adult foster care assists individuals, 18 years of age and older, who are unable to live alone, with a living arrangement, or other basic needs as appropriate. Qualified adults may be frail, elderly, have emotional, physical, or mental health needs, or other circumstances that make them dependent on others for care. Adult foster care recipients may be able to attend school, work or day programs.
Prospective Adult Foster Care Providers:
Adult Foster Care providers are responsible to provide care, supervision and companionship in a home-like setting while providing the opportunity for those in care to do as much as possible for themselves, for as long as possible, both in the provider's home and throughout the community. It is important that providers are able to provide a safe, nurturing environment. Adult Foster Care recipients and their families may request a provider of a certain gender, age and for an anticipated duration of placement. Caregivers are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services through Sherburne County Health & Human Services.
Operating an adult foster care home involves regulations and attention to business details spelled out in state statute or rule. County licensing staff can help you understand the requirements, but you have the ultimate responsibility to operate your home according to the rules of your license.
If you are interested in pursuing foster care licensing or have more questions, please register for an information session below.
|2018 Adult Foster Care Information Meetings|
|held at Sherburne County Government Center|
|Thursday||June 21st||9:00am - 10:30am||Maple Room|
|Friday||September 28th||9:00am - 10:30am||Maple Room|
|Thursday||December 13th||1:00pm - 3:30pm||Sunshine Room|
|To register, call Kerry Goshorn at 763-765-4065|
It is Sherburne County's policy that all requests for placement in a Sherburne County licensed adult foster care home from agencies and counties outside of Sherburne, complete this paperwork and have it approved by Sherburne County PRIOR to placement of an adult foster care resident in a Sherburne County adult foster home.