Adult Foster Care (AFC)

What is Adult Foster Care?

Adult Foster Care (AFC) provides a 24-hour living arrangement with supervision in an adult foster home for people who are unable to continue living independently in their own homes because of physical, mental or emotional limitations. AFC providers and residents must live in the same household and share a common living area. With the exception of family members, no more than three adults may live in the foster home unless it is licensed by the state. The client pays the provider for room and board.

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How to Become a Provider

To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Rules regarding program and contracting requirements can be found in Title 40 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) as follows:

An individual wishing to serve 4 people must obtain a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) assisted living license Type C. An individual wishing to serve more than 4 people must obtain a DADS assisted living license type A. Rules regarding licensing requirements can be found in Title 40 TAC as follows:

For more information about DADS provider enrollment process and requirements, please click here.

An individual or provider agency must complete an application to provide services in the community services programs. Once you have met the minimum eligibility criteria, you may review the required application documents on:

The required application documents may be downloaded for completion. Please contact your local Contact Information for Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management (PDF) to obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.

If you prefer the required application documents be mailed to you, please contact your local Contact Information for Eligibility Operations Provider Contract Management (PDF) to request an application packet and obtain the mailing address to submit completed documents.

Statutes & Rules

Communications

Information & Provider Letters

All letters are in PDF format.

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Number Title Date Published
IL 2021-48 Acceptable Documentation for a Criminal History Check 10/20/2021
IL 2021-36 Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 7/30/2021
IL 2021-27 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 5/28/2021
IL 2021-09 Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
Note: Replaces IL 2012-86
2/24/2021
IL 2020-35 Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 8/7/2020
IL 2020-24 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 6/12/2020
IL 2020-20 Requirement to Complete DIR-Certified Cybersecurity Training Program -- Due April 30, 2020 4/20/2020
PL 2017-24 All Providers are Required to Redo Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Searches Conducted from June 14, 2017, through August 3, 2017 9/7/2017
PL 2017-23 All Providers Are Required To Redo Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Searches Conducted From June 9, 2017, through July 27, 2017 8/7/2017
IL 2015-37 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 6/24/2015