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ABLE- A Brighter Living Experience

Foster Care, Adult

ABLE, La Crescent - Hill

211 S Hill St, La Crescent, MN, 55947-1219

(507) 895-8111


Service Details


The adult foster care service covers the provision of protection, supervision, household services, living skills assistance or training and assistance safeguarding cash resources. Foster care services are individualized and based on the needs of the person, as identified in the support plan.

Adult foster care also includes assistance with:
* Personal cares
* Homemaking
* Chore services
* Behavioral aide
* Companion services
* Medication oversight (to the extent permitted under state law).

Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes that serve adults that are 55 years old or older can be licensed for 1 to 5 beds. Adult Foster Care homes that serve adults that are between the ages of 18 and 54 years old can be licensed for 1 to 4 beds.

There are two types of Adult Foster Care:
* Family Adult Foster Care - In Family Adult Foster Care the license holder lives in the home and is the primary provider of care.
* Corporate Adult Foster Care - In Corporate Adult Foster Care the license holder does not live in the home and is not the primary provider of care. Trained and hired staff generally provide services. Corporate Foster Care providers delivering services to individuals on the Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC) or Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) waivers, must also maintain a Foster Care facility license.

In Minnesota there is not a service called "group home." When the term "group home" is used, it is usually referencing the corporate adult foster care service.

Use the DHS Licensing Information Lookup to verify this provider has an active foster care license.

Learn more about this service when paid for under the waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual and the Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Manual.

Additional Information

Residential-based homes can provide up to 24-hour supervision depending on the needs of the individual. A Brighter Living Experience (ABLE) operates 15 residential facilities throughout the Houston County area. Each home is customized to meet the unique needs of the people supported.

The services provided by ABLE encourage individuals to participate in decisions and choices which affect their daily lives. ABLE helps each person maintain independence and gain a sense of self-direction while ensuring that a reliable and nurturing support network is available.


  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Adult Foster Care Type - corporate 
    • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider 
  • Payment
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) 
  • Service Availability
    • Capacity 3

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

ID Type Agency Url
1068228 Adult Foster Care - Community Residential Setting Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)


Adults with developmental disabilities living in their own homes or in other community environments

Application Instructions

Referrals through Houston County Department of Human Services.

Area Served

Houston County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 895-8111

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