Current and future adult foster home providers will have the guidance, support, tools, and resources they need to smoothly navigate the licensing process and have a successful adult foster home business.
Oregon Care Home Consulting LLC is the compass that helps current and future adult foster home providers successfully navigate the licensing process and have a successful and profitable adult foster home business. ORCHC provides coaching, consultation, training, and ongoing support. This ultimately saves time, reduces stress, and improves compliance, which allows AFH providers to focus more time on providing excellent care to seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Alyssa Elting McGuire
Owner, Consultant & Training Specialist
I heard the need for more support for both potential and established licensees while working as lead licensor for Washington and Columbia Counties. I spent close to eight years working in adult foster homes with the State of Oregon. In my licensing role, I especially enjoyed working with newly-licensed providers and was encouraged by their enthusiasm, yet I also fully understood the challenges providers face. Due to this, I decided to pursue my passion of supporting adult foster home providers through my own business.
In 2017, I accepted a program manager position with the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter before establishing my own business the following year. As part of my role with the Association, I developed evidence-informed training and facilitated dementia-related training around the state in partnership with Oregon Care Partners.
I want to see systemic change, so I work toward positive change for both individual providers and the adult foster home profession. I advocate on behalf of providers at the State level, and work collaboratively with other individuals and businesses to provide wraparound support and services to help providers be successful.
On an individual level, I support adult foster home providers to be, and remain in compliance with State regulatory requirements. I also provide coaching and training to help providers have a business mindset. Additionally, I'm a State-certified Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) instructor, and provide high-quality, online and classroom-based EQC training.
On a personal note, I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and I currently live in Beaverton with my husband and teenager. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures, spending time with family, and volunteering.