Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged

The Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged Licensing Division provides licensing and regulation of adult foster care homes, homes for the aged and specialized programs for developmentally disabled and/or mentally ill individuals who reside in adult foster care homes.

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Special Note: The State of Michigan does not license assisted or independent living facilities.  Please note, however, that a Home for the Aged or Adult Foster Care Home license may be required if the level of care provided at the facility meets the licensing requirements of one of these license types.

NEW - Homes For The Aged (HFA) Rule:

Michigan’s Administrative Rules for testing for Tuberculosis (TB) in Home for the Aged Facilities has changed effective 5/31/17.  This change is based on; a reduced TB case rate in Michigan from 5.1 cases per 100,000 in 1993 to 1.3 cases per 100,000 population in 2016.  Additionally the CDC in 2005, provided updated guidelines for testing for TB in a healthcare setting to include the provision of a TB risk assessment which would then drive the frequency for testing. 
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Home and Community Based Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued a new set of rules for the delivery of Home and Community Based Services through Medicaid waiver programs. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will be developing a transition plan to bring its waiver programs into compliance with the new regulations. Please click here for more information.