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ISSN: 2167-1168

Journal of Nursing & Care
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Adult Foster Care: Relief for those who Despair in Nursing Homes

Cari Levy*
Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Corresponding Author : Cari Levy
Division of Health Care Policy and Research
University of Colorado Denver, USA
Tel: 3035962906
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 13, 2014; Accepted April 23, 2014; Published April 29, 2014
Citation: Levy C (2014) Adult Foster Care: Relief for those who Despair in Nursing Homes. J Nurs Care 3:156. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000156
Copyright: © 2014 Levy C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Adult foster care provides an alternative to nursing home care. Residents are cared for in a private home by a caregiver who provides 24 hour supervision. The caregiver receives payment for room and board and for the care services provided. States vary in their regulatory approach but are increasingly viewing this model of care favorably due to the lower costs and preference for this model of care among frail older adults and their families. Opportunities for nurses in this relatively new care environment are numerous ranging from case managementto direct care provision.

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