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Certified Caregivers

Who is a certified caregiver of an Adult Foster Home?

A certified caregiver is an individual who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, resides in an Adult Foster Home, and has a Department of Health issued certificate of approval to provide care, training, and supervision on a twenty-four (24) hour basis for adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities (I/DD).

What is an Adult Foster Home?

An Adult Foster Home is a private home in which care, training, and supervision are provided on a twenty-four (24) hour basis for not more than two adults with I/DD receiving services from the DDD. The Adult Foster Homes provide the opportunity for participants to reside in a safe and family-like environment while supporting the participant’s choices and right to make decisions. The Adult Foster Homes are regulated through Hawaii Administrative Rules 11-148.

Certified caregiver applicants must provide supporting documentation and meet all qualifications with their application.

Certified caregivers must have a valid certificate of approval to provide care to individuals with I/DD.