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SD Adult Foster Care

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has funding, case management, eligibility determination, and placement responsibilities for Adult Foster Care for persons with disabilities between the ages of 18-59. (For Adults 60 years old and older, the DSS Division of Adult Services and Aging provides Adult Foster Care services.)

DDD currently has individuals receiving adult foster care services in licensed homes throughout the state.

What is Adult Foster Care?

The primary function of an Adult Foster Care home is to provide general supervision and personal care services for individuals who require minimal assistance in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), who require supervision/monitoring with the self-administration of medications, and who require supervision/monitoring of self-treatment of physical disorder. ADLs are defined as any activity normally done in daily life which includes sleeping, dressing, bathing, eating, brushing teeth, combing hair, etc.

Who is eligible for Adult Foster Care services?

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 who are capable of self-preservation in emergency situations and need supervision or monitoring in one of the following areas:

      The activities of daily living;

      The self-administration of medications; or

      The self-treatment of a physical disorder.

How do you apply for Adult Foster Care services?

You apply for Adult Foster Care services by making a Long Term Care Application with the Department of Social Services, Division of Economic Assistance. You should indicate an intent to apply specifically for Adult Foster Care.

Source:

http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/dd/division/adultfc.htm

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