Residential Options Guide

There really is no place like home. From extra supports to stay in your current home to finding the right house, Summit DD can connect you or your loved one to residential supports that fit your exact needs. Check out this quick residential options guide to learn more about which option could be the best for you! Your Service and Support Administrator will help you review support options so you can make a choice that fits within your funding range.

In-home Supports

Maybe you just need a little more support to live comfortably in your own home or in your family’s home. Depending on the kind of funding you have, in-home supports could be the perfect option for you! Staff from a private provider of your choice come into the home to provide assistance with feeding, cooking, dressing and more. This extra home support helps you live independently in your own home or with your family.

Adult Family Living

Adult family living is when an immediate family member, like a sibling or parent, lives with you and provides paid Individual Options (IO) Waiver services and support to you at home. Your family member can assist you with personal care and household tasks, as well as help you develop skills.

Shared Living

Shared living, also known as group homes, are fully accessible homes where adults with developmental disabilities live together. Up to four people can live in a home and everyone shares living expenses such rent, utilities and food, just like any other roommates would. Housemates choose where they want to live and a quality private provider to help them live independently in their home. Provider staff offer support with personal hygiene, cooking, housekeeping, grocery shopping, financial management and more. Staff may even be in the home 24/7 if needed. In a shared living setting, residents have their own space, are part of their community and have an opportunity to learn new skills.

 Adult Foster Care

Would you like to live with a family in the community? Adult foster care is a residential option where you live with a local host family. You not only live in the home, but also receive in-home care and support services. This family becomes actively involved in your life and ensures you have a quality home life.

 Intermediate Care Facilities and Developmental Centers

Intermediate care facilities (ICF) and developmental centers (DC) are licensed and funded by the state of Ohio. ICFs are state-run homes with around-the-clock support. DCs are larger ICFs and provide services to people who cannot be supported in their community. Staff in these facilities are responsible for all aspects of care. There has been a decline over the years of people living in developmental centers because more supports are available to people so they can live in their own communities.

Everyone has a different budget, and there are several community resources and natural supports available to help you or your loved one live independently in the community. Your SSA can help you tap into resources such as food stamps, AMHA housing or affordable capital housing from organizations like Summit Housing Development Corporation, so you can achieve your vision of a happy, safe and comfortable home life.

Have questions or want to get started on finding the best residential option for you? Reach out to your SSA or contact us!

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