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Washington, Clackamas & Columbia Counties

This course is for current clients of Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training ⁣

Care Home Academy - Washington, Clackamas & Columbia Counties

This training is for people looking to open an adult foster care home in Washington, Clackamas, Columbia Counties or the Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon and Central Oregon for client of Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training. This academy is not affiliated with the State of Oregon.

  • Get the guidance you need through the application process

  • Receive ongoing coaching from experienced consultants

  • Prepare for your mock licensing inspection

  • Get marketing support and referrals to find residents

Interested in joining the academy?

Click below to complete the service inquiry form and a consultant will follow up with you for the next steps.


  1. 1
    • New Client Welcome

    • New Client Guide

    • Access to Your Secure Client Portal

  2. 2
    • Important Business Considerations and Requirements

  3. 3
    • Tutorial: Initial Application

    • Tutorial: Plans of operation

    • Tutorial: Health history statement

    • Tutorial: Background Checks

    • Tutorial: Back-up agreement or succession plan

  4. 4
    • Training & ID Documents

    • Financial Documents

    • Residency Agreement Form

    • Emergency Preparedness Plan

  5. 5
    • Preparing for your licensing inspection

    • Mock inspection checklist

  6. 6
    • How to market your foster care home

Meet Your Academy Consultants

Lead Instructor

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Alyssa's passion is helping adult care home staff connect their learning to real world experiences. Alyssa is the consulting and training director for Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training, which she founded in 2018. She is a former lead adult foster home licensor for Washington and Columbia Counties and spent eight years working in adult foster homes in both a regulatory and protective services capacity with the State of Oregon. Alyssa also worked as a program manager for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, where she facilitated dementia training around the state. Alyssa holds a graduate degree in public administration & management from the University of Nebraska, and a graduate degree in educational leadership (adult education & training) from Portland State. Additionally, she has a gerontology-focused certificate of completion from the Univ. of Southern California. She is a State-certified Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) instructor.


Matthew Gannon

Matt is a communications coordinator & trainer with Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training. He has been a direct dementia care provider, manager, dementia trainer and consultant for the past 17 years. After serving in the Navy, Matt began working in long-term care and fell in love with dementia care. He spent six years as a CNA working in memory care and has also provided care in an adult foster home setting. Matt spent four years with the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter as a program coordinator. In this role, Matthew provided regular consultation to families facing dementia, and conducted dementia-related training around the state for both caregivers and first responders. Matt was also an instructor of the dementia care practice course at Portland Community College. Matt holds an undergraduate degree in human studies and gerontology from Marylhurst University. Additionally, he studied at the Marylhurst University Graduate School of Gerontology. Matt is a State-certified EQC instructor.

Guest Instructor

Isaac Elting McGuire

Isaac is an inspection specialist with Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training and owner of Care Construction Northwest. Isaac conducts pre-purchase inspection assessments and life and safety assessments in adult foster care homes. Isaac is passionate about building safety and has 25 years of experience in the construction field as both a specialty carpenter and a building inspector for the City of Hillsboro. Isaac has an associate's degree in building inspection technology and holds over 20 State and national inspection certifications. Isaac is also a State-certified EQC exam proctor.


  • Can I register for the academy and start the course?

    You you need to contact Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training for screening and to become a client. This academy is part of our Open Your Home - Complete Package service.

  • How do I become a client?

    Email us at or call 971-401-9200.