Hattie Larlham offers foster care services throughout Northeast Ohio. Foster care is an appropriate option for the families of children or adults with developmental disabilities when they are unable to provide direct, 24-hour care for their loved one with disabilities.
Foster care services allow the parents and family to be an integral part of the decision-making process. Families also decide how much contact and involvement they maintain with the person with developmental disabilities once that person is placed in a foster home.
Hattie Larlham’s expansive foster care network includes many homes throughout Northeast Ohio. Before a child or adult with developmental disabilities is placed in a foster 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.
Foster care providers undergo an assessment that includes rigorous reference checks, finger printing, medical clearance and home inspection. Foster care 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 a child or 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 foster care provider.
To became a foster care 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.