Shared Living FAQ’s for people interested in becoming a Koinonia Shared Living Provider
Shared Living Provider's must be at least twenty-one years of age, able to utilize effective communication, provide appropriate housing & transportation - determined by the applicable stakeholders, have a sufficient income to maintain their household expenses - exclusive of SL income, successfully complete initial & annual training,
attend all necessary Individual Service Plan meetings, and complete medication passer certification.
All Shared Living Provider's & Adult Household Members must pass local/state/federal criminal background checks and be cleared from the State abuse register. They must also be free of restrictive physical, emotional or mental conditions.
Benefits of becoming a Shared Living Provider include the option of working from home and/or outside of the home in other employment, a better work & personal life balance, NO TAXES are paid on income derived from providing Shared Living services, nor will Social Security be deducted. In addition, Shared Living Providers are in control of their own schedule, and enjoy a more enriched and fulfilled life. All Shared Living Providers receive on-going, in home training and management from Koinonia.
Typical activities for the person served will include bathing, dressing, walking, toileting, eating, recreation, socialization, passing medications, managing money, health management including going to doctor's appointments, religious observations, assistance using the telephone or another form of communication, personal grooming, and transferring.
All training is conducted and covered by Koinonia Homes, Inc. and includes: Introduction to IDD, Active Treatment, Person-Centered Planning, Abuse Prevention, CPR/FA, Cultural Competence, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Medication Delegation, TB Questionnaire, Annual Compliances, Health & Safety Alerts.
A home study will be conducted to assess personalities, family dynamics & interests to help insure successful matches.
We will work with the individual to transition them out of the current living arrangement into one that they are better suited with as little disruption to their life as possible.
An agency representative will visit your home at least once every month.
The SLP is required to report any incident but a Koinonia representative will file any required paperwork.
A Koinonia representative will file all Billing information
Highlights of the contract include:
1. Residence must be inspected & certified by the Agency, CB & Guardian
2. Allowable occupancy will be established; max allowable individuals is three per home
3. Update Agency of changes in the structure of the home that affect existing certification or its renewal
4. As regulated by HIPPA, any health information about the individual is Protected Health Information (PHI)
5. Immediately report any incidents adversely affecting health & safety of individuals
6. Individual(s) must have his/her own private bedroom
7. Notify Agency of changes in persons living in the home, whether related or not.
8.Subcontractor shall maintain a valid driver’s license & good driving record.
9. Maintain standard homeowner/renter’s insurance policy covering the dwelling & submit proof of insurance at least annually.
10. Notify the Agency no later than 24 hours if anyone in the household is convicted of a felony
11. Provide appropriate habilitation, skill development, transportation, homemaker and personal care programs & services according to the Individual Service Plan.
12. Ensure participation in community programs that will benefit the individual socially, psychologically and/or medically.
13. This includes, but not limited to, active participation in the interdisciplinary process, employment , medical and dental services, counseling, shopping, church, recreation, day program, and transportation.
14. Pay personal bills of the individual promptly.
15. Provide adequate food & nutrition.
16. Ensure adequate supply of clothing that is in good repair and well fitting as well as personal care supplies.
17. Provide transportation for the person served.
18. Respite services must be approved by Agency
Cooperation in scheduling of timely access to the residence for Agency activities.
19. Visits, inspections, monitoring for health and welfare, quality assurance processes, and investigations.