Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care Program Overview

Adult foster care is a licensed service for individuals age 18 and over that have a disability or functional impairment, are not able to live independently, and prefer to live in a community-based, home-like setting. Adult foster care providers offer food, lodging, protection, supervision, and household services.

There are two types of adult foster care providers:
  • Family: The home is the primary residence of the license holder and the license holder is the primary caregiver.
  • Corporate: The license holder is not required to live in the home or provide the majority of care. These homes typically have shift staff and are operated by corporations. There is currently a statewide moratorium on the development of new corporate adult foster care homes.
Adult foster care homes may serve individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, mental health conditions, physical impairments, and the elderly.

Informational Meeting

We require people interested in becoming licensed for adult foster care to attend an informational meeting. The informational meeting will provide an overview of adult foster care services, the licensing process, and general expectations of providers.

Informational meetings are held at the Washington County Government Center. The following is a schedule of the 2016 Adult Foster Care Informational Meetings:
Date Time Location
Mon 12/5/16 6 - 8 p.m. Stillwater - LL Room 12
*Attendees will be required to attend a different training if they are more than 15 minutes late.

For additional information, questions, or to RSVP in case of cancellation, regarding adult foster care informational meetings, call 651-430-6455. All meetings are held at:

Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082