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Adult Family Homes

Adult family homes: A place where three or four adults who aren't related to the operator reside. They receive care, treatment, or services that are above the level of room and board. It may include up to seven hours per week of nursing care per resident.

Wisconsin Stat. § 50.01(1)(b)

Consumers can learn more about Finding and Choosing an Adult Family Home.

Contact us

For questions regarding adult family homes, contact the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA):

Regional offices

Contact the Bureau of Assisted Living regional offices about:

  • Regulations for adult family homes.
  • Complaints about adult family homes.
  • The compliance history of an adult family home.




Fire reporting

All fires in a licensed health or residential care facility in Wisconsin must be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) within 72 hours (check specific rule requirements). To report a fire, complete and submit the Health Care Facility Fire Report, F-62500.

For questions regarding fire reporting, contact DQA Fire Authority:

Additional information is provided in DQA numbered memo 17-003 (PDF).

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Last revised January 30, 2023