This study explored experiences of 23 Black women owners and operators of Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes for midlife and older adults. Semi-structured interview data focusing on multiple dimensions of the care context were analyzed using grounded theory methods. Women leveraged their resources as they invested their expertise, time, and relationships to support their residents and embraced the value of residents for their contribution to the success of AFC settings. The findings underline the critical roles of these AFC providers in maintaining safe and home-like care contexts for aging adults, in the face of systemic challenges.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Gender Studies
- Geriatrics and Gerontology