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June 22, 2018

Certified Family Home Program - Provider Page

Certified Family Homes (CFH) provide a safe, family-style living environment for adults who need some assistance with the activities of daily living, but do not require a more restrictive institutional setting. Usually there are one or two adult residents in a CFH.  Each resident has a tailored care plan designed to meet their individual needs and to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in community activities.  The CFH is operated by a provider who has received the appropriate training and demonstrated the knowledge and experience to provide safe and effective services to the residents.  There are over 2,400 Certified Family Homes in communities across the state.

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PENDING RULES - Friday, January 05, 2018

The Board of Health and Welfare adopted the proposed changes to rule governing certified family homes in Docket No. 16-0319-1701. The pending rules are published in the January 2018 edition of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin, Volume 18-1. Docket No. 16-0319-1701 is found on pages 83-138. These rules are now pending final approval from the state legislature. The docket will next go before the Health and Welfare committees in the House and Senate. Should the pending rules be adopted by either body, they will become final and effective July 1, 2018.

A document comparing the existing CFH rules to the pending CFH rules is linked below. This document outlines the pending changes between the two versions of CFH rules.

For assistance on technical questions concerning the pending rule, please contact the Certified Family Home Program Manager, Steve Millward, at (208) 334-0706.



The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2018 is an increase of 2.0%, which results in a significant enough change to affect the dollar amount of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) from 2017. Maximum Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment amounts increase with the cost-of-living increases that apply to Social Security benefits. The latest such increase becomes effective January 1, 2018.

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Name Role Office
Steven L. Millward     CFH Program Manager (208) 334-0706
Paula Naegele CFH Administrative Assistant   (208) 239-6273
Lynette Gneiting Region 1 CFH Specialist (208) 665-8841
Kim Cole Region 2 CFH Specialist (208) 799-4431 
Sandy Arnold Region 3 CFH Specialist (208) 455-7129
Carrie Johns Region 3 CFH Specialist (208) 455-7160
Tricia Eld Region 4 CFH Specialist (208) 334-0700
Josh Prigmore Region 4 CFH Specialist (208) 334-0700
Nora Gonzalez Region 5 CFH Specialist  (208) 732-1517 
Geneva Johnson Region 6 CFH Specialist (208) 239-6261
Bob Solinsky Region 7 CFH Specialist (208) 528-5720
Lisa Thompson Region 7 CFH Specialist  (208) 528-5726 

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