The Adult Family Home Program of Dodge County was initiated in the early 1970's with the intent to provide an alternative to institutionalization for persons who were frail elderly, physically disabled, developmentally disabled, mentally ill and/or chemically dependent. The main components of the program include: recruitment and training of sponsors, matching prospective adults with potential sponsors, and on-going support for the sponsors and adults placed while the living arrangement exists.
The Adult Family Home Program serves adults (age 18 and above) who, because of physical, mental or emotional limitations, are unable to continue independent functioning in the community, but who do not require institutional care. Such a person needs the support and security of family living that an Adult Family Home Sponsor can provide.
All individuals have basic human needs (i.e., physical, emotional, spiritual) which they are capable of achieving to a certain degree, if they are provided with the appropriate amount of supportive services. Thus, it is our goal, together with the Adult Family Home, to help each individual meet these needs to the degree that they are capable by providing services through Adult Family Home Care. The sponsor helps the adult resident by including him/her in home and family living activities.
Adult Family Home Care gives those unable to live alone an opportunity to receive needed supervision and services in a family setting. We want persons to maintain a level of independent functioning consistent with their abilities, to develop or maintain a meaningful level of community participation, and any other goal(s) or objectives specific to their individual service plan.