Services for people with developmental disabilities.
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Hattie Larlham foster care services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Shared Living Services

Hattie Larlham offers shared living services throughout Northeast Ohio. Shared living (formerly referred to as foster care) is an appropriate option for the families of children or adults with developmental disabilities when they are unable to provide direct, 24-hour care for their loved one with disabilities.

Shared living services allow the parents and family to be an integral part of the decision-making process and to continue care for their loved one at home. Families may also decide that another provider is more appropriate than their own home, and can determine together with the provider how much contact and involvement they maintain with their loved one once that person is placed in shared living.

Hattie Larlham’s expansive shared living network includes many homes throughout Northeast Ohio. Before a child or adult with developmental disabilities is placed in a shared living home, a Hattie Larlham registered nurse conducts an assessment of that person’s needs to make sure they are placed in an environment that is appropriate to their specific needs.

Shared living providers undergo an assessment that includes rigorous reference checks, finger printing, medical clearance and home inspection. Shared living providers also receive training and have visits from a registered nurse to ensure the services the provider delivers creates an appropriate comfort level for the person with developmental disabilities.

Once a child or adult with developmental disabilities receives the proper placement via this service, a Hattie Larlham program director and a registered nurse case manager provide strategic support to the shared living provider.

To become a shared living provider and deliver services to person with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio, a person must be at least 21 years of age, self-supporting and willing to make a long-term commitment to provide a loving, clean and safe home for someone with a developmental disability.

Hattie Larlham shared living services are licensed and certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).


Karen Jacobs

Karen Jacobs

Program Director

330-274-2272, ext. 4102
karen.jacobs@hattielarlham.org

Hattie Larlham Community Services
1402 Boettler Road, Suite B
Uniontown, Ohio 44685