The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 4, 2012

W.Va. DHHR seeking family care homes for aged, disabled adults

From Staff Reports
guest columnist

— The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources needs adult family care homes that can provide a loving, caring environment for aged and disabled adults.

The program provides for adults who need and desire the support, protecting and security of family living. This offers them the opportunity to live within a family unit where they can function individually.

An adult family care provider must be a responsible person at least 21 years old, who is financially independent prior to entering the program. The provider may receive payment for providing supervision and care for no more than three adults. DHHR provides all training, at no cost, to interested applicants. The provider’s home must also receive approval for safety standards from DHHR before adults can be placed in their care.

For more information about becoming an adult family care provider, contact the DHHR or an adult family care homefinding specialist: Karen Farmer, Mercer County, 304-425-8738 ext. 2116, or Tishie Ratliff, Fayette County, 304-465-9613 ext. 195.