Adult Foster Care

Adult foster care is a licensed living arrangement in a private home that provides food, lodging, supervision and household services for qualified individuals who also may need help with personal care, medication and other activities of daily living.

Adult foster care providers are primary caregivers for adults who cannot live alone. Adult foster care is provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services through Blue Earth County.

Foster homes are typically family-sized homes that care for up to four qualifying adults. The home can be operated by a family or an individual. It may also be operated by a corporation or business partner. Licensed providers can choose to provide a variation of foster care that can include:
  • Long term: provide a “forever home” for an indefinite period of time
  • Short term: provide a home for a limited or short period of time
  • Respite: provide care for a few hours, days or weeks to relieve those doing the job full-time
  • Day Care: care and supervision during the day for seniors who need the assistance.
Visit How to Become Licensed under Adult Foster Care Licensing to learn more about the process to become licensed.