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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Shared Living offers alternative housing options for people with DD

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Do you know someone that needs consistent support, yet for whom a group home setting is not ideal—someone who is more interested in living in a home-based, family-type environment?  Ohio Shared Living offers an alternative.

Ohio Shared Living is an arrangement that allows an individual, couple or family—including family members—to provide live-in personal care and supportive services for an adult with a developmental disability. Formerly known as “Adult Foster Care,” Shared Living is a long-term commitment that involves sharing a home, helping with daily routines, and providing hands-on support. Caregivers are paid for their work, and must deliver at least 20 percent of the individual’s personal care and supportive services. These services can be delivered in the caregiver’s home or in the home of the individual.
Caregivers can work outside the home full-time, and respite programs are available for support. All caregivers must undergo background checks and are carefully screened. No previous experience is required, and training
is available.

For more information about Shared Living for individuals, or on how to become a Shared Living caregiver, contact Mitch Snyder at 937-837-9205 or via email.

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