Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2017


Foster home care -- Oregon, Older people -- Care -- Oregon


Adult foster homes (AFH) offer long-term services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities who wish to remain in the community but need assistance with personal care and health-related tasks. This report focuses on Oregon AFHs that are licensed to care for individuals aged 65 and older and younger adults with disabilities. Homes may be licensed for one to five residents and must be staffed 24-hours daily to respond to residents’ scheduled and unscheduled needs or requests.

This report provides an in-depth look at a sample of Oregon AFHs. Since no central dataset of AFH services, staff, and residents is available, information for this report was collected from mid-January to mid-March 2017 using a questionnaire that AFH owners were asked to complete. At the start of this project, there were 1,740 AFHs in the state.

The goals of the project described in this report included:

  1. Describe AFH characteristics, including staffing types and levels, policies, and monthly charges and fees
  2. Describe current residents’ health and social characteristics
  3. Compare current results with prior Oregon surveys and national studies (as available), and identify changes and possible trends
  4. Describe characteristics that could affect access, quality, or cost


This report was prepared in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Human Services.

The Adult Foster Homes 2017 Chartbook is available in the Additional Files below.

Persistent Identifier

AFH_Chartbook_2017.pdf (757 kB)
Adult Foster Homes Chartbook