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Utah Adult Foster Care Homes
In many U.S. states, "Adult Foster Homes" are a
variety of senior housing in which private
residences have been converted into a
boarding house environment; these adult
boarding homes will typically provide shelter
and a safe environment; three meals per day
and snacks; assistance with Activities of Daily
Living (ADL); limited social and entertainment
activities; transportation and many other
services and amenities one might expect within
a home tailored for elderly residents.
The State of Utah does not have a licensing
provision for the traditional "Adult Foster
Home". Instead, the State of Utah Department
of Health's Division of Health Systems
Improvement categorizes the state's licensed Assisted Living Facilities into both "Levels of
Care" and "Capacity". The "Capacity" category for Assisted Living Facilities includes the
resident range of between 2 - 5 residents, which is labeled as "Limited Capacity".
A State of Utah Assisted Living Facility with a "Limited Capacity" ranking of 2 - 5 residents is
consistent with what many other states refer to as an "Adult Foster Home".
Because the State of Utah has not designated a unique classification for "Adult Foster Care
Homes", Senior Resources and News will not provide its website visitors with a special Adult
Foster Care Home (AFCH) section for each Utah metro market we research, analyze and
review. Instead, we will make a special point of highlighting those "Limited Capacity" Assisted
Living Facilities in our individual facility reviews and Assisted Living Facility comparison pages.
In that way, any of our website visitors with a desire to find senior housing with lower resident
counts can easily pick them out from the rest of the facilities featured, reviewed or found on our
comparison guides.
Please contact Senior Resources and News with any questions or comments about State of
Utah Assisted Living Facilities (ALF).
If you have any questions or need further information from the State of Utah on Limited
Capacity Assisted Living Facilities or any other aspect of their licensing and regulation of senior
housing or senior services, visit the State of Utah Department of Health website at:
                                           www.health.utah.gov