ACSC provides medical foster care in licensed homes with capable foster parents who can perform medical care and promote health. ACSC’s program offers comprehensive support including 24/7 medical support, home visits, referrals, reunification assistance, and cultural learning opportunities. The program follows a family-centered approach, which has been linked to positive outcomes, such as improved health care and emotional support for the foster child.
ACSC’s medical fostering program prioritizes a family-centered approach to care, rather than institutionalization in a hospital or facility. The licensed medical foster care homes provide family-centered, accessible, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care. Studies show that specialized medical homes result in positive outcomes for children with special health care needs, including improved family-centered care, reduced health care utilization, increased emotional attachment and support, and improved life skills as they age.