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Types of Group Homes In The State of Florida

In the state of Florida, there are various types of group homes designed to cater to different populations and specialized needs. Here are some common types of group homes found in Florida:




Adult Family Care Homes: These group homes cater to elderly individuals or adults with disabilities who require assistance with daily living activities. They provide a supportive and home-like environment, personalized care, meals, medication management, and social activities. Adult Family Care Homes are regulated by the AHCA.


Developmental Disabilities Group Homes: These group homes serve individuals with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or Prader-Willi syndrome. They provide residential care, support, and services tailored to the specific needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. These homes are regulated by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). If qualified, some APD residents are able to live in Adult Family Care Homes.


Mental Health Group Homes: These group homes offer residential care and support for individuals with mental health conditions. They provide a structured and supportive environment where residents receive assistance with daily living skills, medication management, counseling, and access to mental health services. Mental health group homes are regulated by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). If qualified, some mental health residents are able to live in Adult Family Care Homes.


Substance Abuse Group Homes: These group homes focus on supporting individuals recovering from substance abuse or addiction. They provide a drug-free environment, counseling, therapy, peer support, and life skills training to help residents maintain sobriety and reintegrate into the community. Substance abuse group homes may be regulated by the DCF and AHCA.


Transitional Housing Group Homes: These group homes offer temporary housing and support services for individuals in transition, such as those exiting foster care, individuals experiencing homelessness, or those re-entering society after incarceration. Transitional housing group homes aim to provide stability, life skills training, and assistance in finding permanent housing. They may be regulated by different agencies depending on the target population they serve. In many cases, persons needing transitional housing may qualify to live in Adult Family Care Homes.



It's important to note that the specific regulations and requirements for each type of group home may vary. The licensing and oversight agencies, as well as the services provided, can differ based on the population being served and the intended purpose of the group home.


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