Training Center - Supported Living, Individual Options Waiver, Residential Program
- Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:13
Supported Living is a residential service system that provides the necessary supports that will enable individuals to live in settings of their choice. It seeks to provide an array of supervision, adaptive devices, and other interventions that will afford an individual the opportunity to live in a community setting which would not have been possible without such supports. More information about supported living, individual options or the residential program can be obtained by calling (330) 674-8045 and asking for the Waiver Administration Specialist.
Individual Options Waiver
The Social Security Act enables states such as Ohio to request a waiver of applicable federal Medicaid requirements for individuals who are beneficiaries of the Medicaid program to fund community supports in the place of institutional care. The Individual Options Waiver, therefore, serves people with mental retardation and/or development disabilities who require the care normally provided by an institution (ICF-MR). Currently, the Holmes County Training Center has been allocated 22 waiver slots.
The county board's residential program currently serves 21 individuals who are living in homes owned by the Homes County Housing, Inc., rent directly from a landlord within the community, or remain in their family home. The range of abilities of each resident in Supported Living varies essentially self-sufficient, needing minimal assistance to maintain successful placements in the community to individuals needing 24 hour supervision. Agency (or individual) service providers are contracted to provide such services as homemaker personal care, financial assistance, supervision, and monitoring.