What is a Room and Board home?
A room and board home provides a private or shared room, meals and snacks, medication management, laundry service, but no hands-on care to older adults or adults with disabilities.
The maximum capacity of the home is not limited to five people, but is determined by the physical characteristics of the home and fire safety requirements.
Medicaid does not pay for room and board homes.
Ability to pass an English competency test, ability to demonstrate financial stability (credit check and liquid reserves required); and, ability to pass a criminal record background check.
The steps listed below must be completed in the order in which they appear.
Step 1: Review Adult Care Home Information
- Read and understand the Adult Care Home basic information
- Take fire safety video at www.safeafhcare.org and pass the fire safety test. Print certificate to submit with final application
Step 2: Take English Test
- Take the English Competency Test at no fee
- Submit background check authorization form : $15
Step 3: Take Record Keeping Class
- Complete the Adult Care Home Record Keeping Part B Class
- To enroll, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4: Apply for Room & Board License
- Complete New Room & Board Operator License Application
- Application must include a copy of a current credit report with credit score from a major consumer credit reporting agency
- Submit application with the required fees