We currently have ZERO vacancies.
At the present time we have no available openings! However, circumstances can and do change so please call us directly to inquire about current and future availability.
Please call Stacey at 517-545-3770 for more information.
Remember, we are always open to working with you and your unique circumstances whenever possible. We cannot wait to meet you and learn more about your loved one’s requirements.]]>
Just Like Home, AFC is a State of Michigan licensed “Family” Adult Foster Care Home. We pride ourselves on offering personable care and services and providing 24-hour supervision and companionship in a rich family atmosphere and a loving, family setting. We enjoy having our residents become members of our extended family.
Our Wonderful Residents
|Residential Care | Elderly Care | Elder Care | Assisted Living | Home Hospice|
JLH welcomes our residents and their families (and guardians) like members of our own family. We enjoy seeing all our residents make our home their home too. We know their stay with us will be wonderful.
During your phone calls you should ask as many questions as you can think of. Don’t be afraid to probe and expect answers to questions that are important to you. Make notes of the answers you receive and put a check-mark by the homes that fit your loved ones’ care needs.
Different homes are licensed for different things, depending on their owner’s facilities and capabilities, care experience, staff and whether or not the owner/manager actually lives on the premises, as is the case with Just Like Home AFC.
If you are just starting out your enquiries, it can be difficult to know where to begin so here are some of the more important questions you should be thinking of:
Most homes support elderly who require extra care such as assistance bathing, going to the bathroom, moderate mobility assistance (walkers/canes/[wheelchairs]) and assistance with daily activities like dressing and diet management. However, the term “a lot of care” is typically meant to mean those who need a much higher level of medical and/or nursing care e.g. tube feeding, injections, bedridden etc.
Once you feel you have done as much groundwork as you can through phone calls, online (via the web) or public records research you should then plan on visiting the homes that you have short-listed. You may choose to do this unannounced and take a look at the house, the caregiver, and the other residents. Make notes and put a star by the homes your loved one would feel at home in. Spot calls are quite normal in the care business and allow you to see the normal day-to-day running of a home.
The caregiver should always make time to see you although you should remain appreciative of the fact that at any given moment resident(s) may need assistance which in turn require the caregiver’s immediate attention. Allow the caregiver the opportunity to see to those needs. After all, you would not wish to have your own loved one’s needs put aside when visitors call unannounced. Also keep in mind that you should call during normal working hours. Typically between 9:00am and 6:00pm. Early morning and late evening are typically very busy times in a care home as these hours involve getting the residents up and fed in a morning and situated and comfortable after their evening meal in preparation for their evening routine and bedtime.
Once you have narrowed down your list, return at least one more time to your top two or three choices. Again, you can choose to schedule such visits or make them unannounced and at different times of the day. This lets you know that the caregiver is flexible and can handle an unscheduled or emergency situation.]]>
If you are visiting our website, you have most likely already identified your needs for your loved ones and have a general understanding of the differences between, Adult Foster Care (AFC), Assisted Living, Homes For the Aged (HFA) and Nursing Homes.
Both AFC Homes and HFA provide care to persons who are or have:
- Mentally Ill
- Physically Disabled
- Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia Related Disorders
Care may include assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, walking, toileting or the administration of medication.
The State of Michigan defines an AFC as:
Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes are residential settings that provide 24-hour personal care, protection, and supervision for individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, physically handicapped or aged who cannot live alone but who do not need continuous nursing care.
* AFC Homes are restricted to providing care to no more than 20 adults
However, the individual services provided by each AFC will be clearly defined and the licensee (owner) should be happy to discuss this with you in detail.
There are many types of AFC and HFA homes. Before making a decision, it is strongly recommended that you visit the home, talk with the residents , consider the neighborhood and question the provider. If you are still in the early stages of your searching and fact-finding, the agencies listed below may help you in the selection process:
The numbers and addresses are in your local telephone directory.
When selecting an AFC or a HFA home, it is important that you clearly understand the services to be provided and the cost of those services.]]>
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