Advocacy for better legislation, up-to-date education, relevant resources, and the ability to find residents can be challenging for an adult family home operator.
We’re making a significant difference in Washington’s adult family home industry—like you—we’re also passionate about improving the lives & well-being of vulnerable adults. We look forward to supporting you.
Connecting with families looking for a place for their loved ones has its challenges—that’s why we’re here to help your home get found when they are looking.
We offer our members a personalized online business listing to create public awareness for your adult family home—this online listing shares vacancies to help you connect with new families.
As a member, you benefit from our highly trained and responsive staff, which focuses on providing support, including various resources. The resources include up-to-date legislative information, advocacy, and ongoing education. We even offer support for an adult family home while working towards licensing.
Adult Family Homes are a community-based residential setting with 24-hour care and services. There are nearly 3,600 adult family homes across Washington state. Each independently licensed and operated home can serve between 2 and 8 residents.
The level of care each home provides will vary. Nurses operate some adult family homes or hire nurses or appropriately licensed staff to support a resident’s needs. Others may specialize in caring for residents with forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s. Some homes specialize in caring for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
All adult family homes must have a current assessment of the resident and a care plan reflecting their needs and preferences on how they would like to receive those services.