WHAT IS AN ADULT FAMILY HOME (AFH)?

Adult Family homes (AFH) are homes located in typical residential neighborhoods and are known to be more heavily regulated by Washington State compared to other longer term care facilities, so each AFH Provider strives for excellence to stay in compliance with the State as well as to provide the best possible care of each AFH resident.

The AFH is licensed by the State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to care for up to 6 to 8 residents. Adult family homes may have either single or shared rooms and some may have their own shower or toilet room. Each room will have space for personal furniture and storage for personal items.

Services in the AFH provide room & board, 3 planned meals and snacks in between, laundry services, housekeeping, 24 hour / 7 days a week full time supervision, assistance with activities of daily living such as hygiene care, grooming, bathing, toileting, dressing, assistance with eating, transferring out of the bed or chair, walking or ambulating, medication management, and planned activities and events

Some residents may have ongoing chronic health problems such as COPD, diabetes, chronic pain issues, osteoporosis, tracheostomies, ventilation, colostomies, and terminal cancer. Adult Family Home staff are trained to provide health monitoring and are trained to notify emergency personnel in case of any medical emergencies.

Some residents may have different levels of disabilities in which assistive devices, such as walkers, wheelchairs, and hoyer lifts may be required for transferring to promote independence.

Each AFH may have different designated specialties such as caring for residents with Mental Health problems, Dementia or memory issues, and Developmental Disabilities which can prevent them from caring for themselves.

AFH staff are prepared to care for any residents with different levels of care needs; from independent with supervision to moderate assistance, to extensive care. Staff are required to obtain speciality certifications by DSHS, maintain licensure by the Department of Health and are required to have full background checks and fingerprints.

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