Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Community Residential Setting (CRS) Licensing
Minnesota Prairie County Alliance - Steele County
630 Florence Ave, Owatonna, MN, 55060
Distance: 1009 Miles
Adult foster care means the provision of food, lodging, protection, supervision and household services to a functionally impaired adult in a residence. Adult foster care may also include personal care, household and living skills help or training, medication help and support safeguarding cash resources.
Applicants apply for an Adult Foster Care (AFC) license through their county. An adult foster care license holder may have a maximum license capacity of five if all persons in care are age 55 or over and do not have a serious and persistent mental illness or a developmental disability.
There are three types of licensed foster care settings that serve adults:
* Family Adult Foster Care is where the foster care home is the primary residence of the license holder and they are the primary care giver.
* Corporate Adult Foster Care is a home where services are provided that is not the primary residence of the license holder.
* Community Residential Setting is a home where services are provided that is not the primary residence of the license holder and all individuals are funded by a disability waiver.
To become licensed as a family adult foster care provider the applicant must meet minimum licensing standards, including but not limited to:
* Must be at least 18 years of age
* Must complete a required background check on all applicants, household members who are 13 years of age or older and employees or volunteers who will have direct contact with the residents
* Must provide three references
* Must have bedroom space available for resident(s) and must have an approved fire and safety inspection
* Must meet required training hours annually
Contact your county social services department.
Contact your county social services department for fee information.
Other Services or resources
- Adult Mental Health Services
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
- Apply for Waiver Programs
- Case Management - Developmental Disabilities
- Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program
- County Programs for Families
- County Programs for Food Support
- County Programs for Health Care Financial Assistance
- County Programs for Income Assistance
- County Programs for People with Disabilities
- Emergency Assistance
- Family Support Grant (FSG)
- Find Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Housing Stabilization Services (HSS)
- Housing Support
- Information and Support - Senior Services
- Mental Health Case Management
- MnCHOICES Assessment and Support Planning
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DF-4500.2000-100Adult Residential Facility Licensing Definition
Programs that establish and enforce health, safety and program standards for group residences for older adults and adults with disabilities including adult foster homes, group homes, adult residential care homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, semi-independent living residences for adults with disabilities and other similar facilities where licensing requirements apply; review applications for licenses; issue or deny licenses; inspect facilities for compliance with requirements; and revoke licenses or bring disciplinary action for noncompliance.
DF-4500.2000-200Foster Home Licensing Definition
Programs that establish and enforce health, safety and program standards for foster homes, review applications for licenses, issue or deny licenses, inspect facilities for compliance with requirements and revoke licenses or bring disciplinary action for noncompliance.