DHR Seeking Foster Homes for Seniors

Published: Jun. 16, 2020 at 5:12 PM CDT
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The Dale County Department of Human Resources is seeking foster homes for adults in need of extra care.

According to Adult Protective Services Investigator Ashley Jones says there is a need in the Dale County community for foster home for the elderly or disabled.

"We don't have any adult foster homes at this time," Jones said.

The Dale County Department of Human Resources is look for anyone interested in opening up their homes for fostering.

"One of our vulnerable populations is our elderly and disabled adults."

There are a few requirements.

"Any adult over the age of 19 that is willing or able, has that availability in their home, has the ability to care for an elderly or disabled person full time is eligible to be a foster," said Jones.

Those interested will have to go through an application process.

Applicants will also have to go through a background check and home evaluation, to determine whether or not they qualify.

Jones said, "A lot of our elderly, you know, we have clients who have dementia or don't have family lies in the local area that can help take care of them. And so they're sitting at home vulnerable and without anyone to care. And they're at risk of their lives. And so we are needing these homes so that they have someone that can supervise and look after them 24 hours a day."

Those who become fosters are eligible for state assistance and other compensation.

If you're interested in learning more, call 334-445-4900.