An Adult Family Home (AFH) is a residential home licensed to care for up to six
elder residents. All adult family homes provide housing and meals (room and board)
and assume general responsibilities for the safety and care of the residents. What
additional services are offered is different for each home and may include varying
levels of assistance with personal care, nursing care (a nurse available on a full
or part-time basis), and/or assistance with administration of medications. Some
AFH’s also provide specialized care to people living with developmental disabilities,
dementia and/or mental illness.