Formerly known as adult foster care, Shared Living connects adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a nurturing family.
Shared Living families provide loving homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hattie Larlham staff take great care in finding the best fit between a nurturing family and the person they can welcome into their home. This is an ideal service for families who are unable to provide the level of care needed in their own homes.
Become a provider!
If you have room in your heart & home, becoming a Shared Living provider can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The Hattie Larlham team is here to help you every step of the way to ensure you're prepared to provide the best possible experience for the person with disabilities you'll care for.
Hattie Larlham is currently seeking a Shared Living provider in the Summit/Stark County area to provide care for a person with disabilities. Daily care needs include: bathing, dressing, meal prep and feeding, medication administration, lifting/transfers, and transportation for community activities and medical appointments. Home must be wheelchair accessible to accommodate the client's needs. Placement will be 24hours/7 days per week but the client will attend a day program Monday-Friday. Respite and additional support services are available.
Shared Living Providers are a contracted relationship with Hattie Larlham and are reimbursed for services through Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. In addition to payment, a monthly room and board stipend is granted.
For more information, please contact Crystal Henderson, Home Care Manager
More about Shared Living
Shared living services allow the parents and family to be an integral part of the decision-making process while their loved one receives the care needed from a provider. We emphasize a collabortive approach so that families work closely with providers to determine the best care for their loved one and maintain a visitation schedule that works for everyone.
Before an adult with developmental disabilities is placed in a Shared Living home, a Hattie Larlham registered nurse conducts an assessment of that person’s needs to make sure they are placed in an environment that is appropriate to their specific needs.
Shared living providers undergo an assessment that includes rigorous reference checks, finger printing and home inspection. Shared living providers also receive training and have visits from a registered nurse to ensure the services the provider delivers creates an appropriate comfort level for the person with developmental disabilities.
Once an adult with developmental disabilities receives the proper placement via this service, a Hattie Larlham program director and a registered nurse case manager provide strategic support to the provider.
To become a shared living provider and deliver services to person with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio, a person must be at least 21 years of age, self-supporting and willing to make a long-term commitment to provide a loving, clean and safe home for someone with a developmental disability.
Hattie Larlham shared living services are licensed and certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).
Looking for more information? Contact Kiehl, R.N., Program Director, Community Services-Private Duty Home Care & Shared Living.
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