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Group homes for older people -- Oregon -- Management, Group homes for older people -- Oregon -- Social aspects, Group homes -- Management, Group homes for older people -- Oregon -- Statistics


This report describes results from a study of Oregon adult foster homes (AFH), including home and owner characteristics; monthly charges and payment sources; resident characteristics, personal and health-related needs; and owners’ experiences with supports and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study’s purpose was to collect and report data that can inform and advise policymakers, state and county agency staff, aging advocates and AFH owners about the status of AFHs in Oregon. The report includes information collected between December 2021 and March 2022 and, where possible, compares it to findings from prior years of this study and to other reports and articles about AFHs and other types of community-based care.


This is a final copy accepted by the funding agency (ODHS), which will be replaced by the funding agency's formatted copy, posted with the funding agency's permission.


A study completed by the Institute on Aging at Portland State University in partnership with Oregon Department of Human Services.

IOA/PSU Study Team:
Ozcan Tunalilar, Diana Jacoby, Paula Carder, Minju Kim, Wafi Albalawi, Jaclyn Winfree, Sheryl Elliott

ODHS Study Team:
Paul Bellatty, Eleni Gialoyrakes, Julia Brown, Jay Grussing, Max Brown, Robert Gust, Lynette Caldwell, Jordan Purdy

Additional contributors from Portland State University:
Madeline Fox, Megan McLaughlin, Cassidy Rogoway, Nate Parsons

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