What Are Adult Care Homes?

What Are Adult/Family Care Homes?

Adult care homes:

Residences for aged and disabled adults who may require 24-hour supervision, medication management and/or assistance with personal care needs. These homes vary in size from family care homes of two to six residents to adult care homes of more than 100 residents.

These homes were previously called "domiciliary homes." Some people refer to them as "rest homes." The smaller homes, with 2 to 6 residents, are still referred to as family care homes.

There are over 1,400 adult care homes including facilities with Special Care Units, and family care homes in North Carolina. They are licensed by the state Division of Health Service Regulation under State regulations and are monitored by Adult Home Specialists within county departments of social services.

Facilities that violate licensure rules (adult care home and family care home) can be subject to sanctions, including fines.