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If you are planning on applying to become an adult DD foster care provider, substitute caregiver or resident manager, you must study the Basic Training Course manual and video links below. Once you have studied the material and are ready for testing, please call to schedule a time to take the test at our office in Hillsboro. Oregon Administrative Rules require that all DD adult foster care providers, resident managers and substitute caregivers are literate in the English language and demonstrate the ability to comprehend and communicate in English orally and in writing. Therefore, interpreters are not allowed to be present during the examination.
When elderly people or adults with physical disabilities are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes, adult foster care may be an option. Adult foster homes are single-family residences that offer hour care in a home-like setting. A wide variety of residents are served in adult foster homes, from those needing only room, board and minimal personal assistance to those residents needing full personal care, or skilled nursing care with the help of community-based registered nurses. A Guide to Oregon Adult Foster Homes is available for potential adult foster home residents who are 65 years of age and older or adults with physical disabilities:.
They must be able to provide care at all times. It is also a home environment. Some adult foster homes even allow pets. Staff in some homes speak languages besides English. Ensures providers and caregivers are trained, pass a background check and are physically and mentally able to give care.