Adult foster homes are single-family residences that offer hour care in a home-like setting. A wide variety of residents are served in adult foster homes, from those needing only room, board and minimal personal assistance to those residents needing full personal care, or skilled nursing care with the help of community-based registered nurses. A Guide to Oregon Adult Foster Homes is available for potential adult foster home residents who are 65 years of age and older or adults with physical disabilities:. The goal of an adult foster home licensee is to provide care and services to residents while supporting their independence, choice and right to make decisions. Adult foster homes provide the opportunity for residents to reside in a safe and caring family-like environment.