Oregon Adult Foster Care Homes
Adult Foster Homes: The State of Oregon defines Adult Foster Homes as "any home or
facility in which residential care is provided in a homelike environment for 5 or fewer adults not
related to the provider by blood or marriage."
In the context of Adult Foster Homes,
residential care means the provision of room and board
and services that assist the resident in activities of daily living, such as assistance with bathing,
dressing, grooming, eating, medication management, money management or recreation. If
there is no element of care as part of the operation, it does not qualify as an Adult Foster
Home in the State of Oregon.

Adult Foster Home Licensing Requirements

Prior to licensure, the AFH provider must complete the Oregon DHS Basic Training Course and
pass an examination on course work and skill sets. This course work includes:
  • Physical Care Giving
  • Screening for Care and Service Needs
  • Appropriate Behavior Towards Residents with Physical, Cognitive and Emotional
  • Issues Related to Architectural Accessibility
  • Ability to Understand and Respond to Emergency Situations, Medical Conditions,
    Physician's Orders, Medications Management and Professional Instructions, Nutritional
    Needs, Resident's Preferences and Problem Solving

Continuing Ed Requirements

During the first year of licensure, the licensee must complete a First Aid course, CPR course
and attend Fire and Life Safety training. Each subsequent year, the licensee must complete at
least 10 hours of DHS-approved ongoing training related to the care of persons who are
elderly or physically disabled.

Adult Foster Home Classifications

Class I: Licensee has completed Basic Training Course and Examination
Class II : Completed Basic Training Course and Examination and have the equivalent of 2
years' full-time experience in providing direct care to persons who are elderly or physically
Class III : Complete Basic Training Course and Examination, be a health care professional
(RN, LPN, Pharmacist, Doctor, OT, PT, etc.) or have the equivalent of 3 years' full-time
experience in providing direct care to persons who are elderly or physically disabled and
dependent in 4 or more activities of daily life. (ADL's), and provide current satisfactory
reference from at least two medical professionals who have direct knowledge of the applicant's
ability and past experience as a caregiver.

Contact Information

The contact information for the appropriate State of Oregon department which licenses and
regulates Oregon Assisted Living Facilities or Oregon Retirement Centers is:
DHS - Seniors and People with Disabilities, 500 Summer Street NE, E-02, Salem, OR
97301  (503)945-5944
Featured Adult Foster Home: Blossom Hills Adult Foster Care Home, Medford, Oregon
Blossom Hills Adult Foster Care Home in Medford, Oregon, is owned an operated by Irene
"Rena" Scott, a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience caring for seniors. A
III Facility
and In operation for over 15 years, Blossom Hills Adult Foster Care Home is one of
the premier Adult Foster Homes in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley.
Blossom Hills' bedrooms are all private and have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. The
spacious bedrooms come furnished, but if a resident prefers to use their own furniture, that is
perfectly fine.
Located near Providence Medical Center, on a peaceful, quiet cul-de-sac, Blossom Hills' goal
is for its residents to feel right at home while enjoying a tranquil, comfortable and safe
environment with 24-hour live-in care.

1417 Avocado Lane, Medford, OR 97504  (541) 858-2800 or (541) 261-0613