Similar to group homes, supported living provides assistance and supervision around the clock.
Usually one to four individuals with disabilities live in a house or apartment, and Easterseals Arc provides direct support professionals (DSPs) to assist with life skills, such as taking medication and attending to other health care needs, grooming and hygiene, cooking, cleaning, handling finances, etc.
In addition to providing support in individuals’ homes, our team ensures that participants in our supported living program have opportunities to pursue their personal interests and take part in local, regional and
out-of-state activities and trips.
Requirements: To be eligible for supported living services the following criteria must be met:
Medical Care: All staff are trained on first aid and dispensing medication and are CPR certified. Also, each staff member is trained on each individual’s specific information prior to working in the home.
Transportation: When transportation is required, staff use their own vehicles. We check every staff member’s driving record upon hire and annually to ensure they maintain a clean driving record. Staff also must provide continuous proof of auto insurance. If an individual requires the use of a lift van, the staff will check out an agency van when necessary.
For more information on supported living, please contact Aimee Green, our agency intake and transition specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.