Lifesharing Program: Adult Fostering

compartir la vida

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Lifesharing allows individuals to live with qualified, trained providers, becoming a part of their lives and families while offering support and guidance to achieve their goals and aspirations.”

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con compartir la vida

Para personas mayores de 18 años
con una discapacidad intelectual

lifesharing family hugging

¿Qué es Lifesharing?

Puede ser difícil pensar en el futuro y el apoyo que puede necesitar un adulto con discapacidades.

Lifesharing es un programa único que permite a las personas (mayores de 18 años) con discapacidades intelectuales vivir con proveedores calificados y capacitados y ser parte de sus vidas y familias.

Access Services? Lifesharing Program has been connecting individuals with familias proveedoras de cuidado desde 1984!

Los proveedores de Lifesharing que abren sus hogares ofrecen apoyo y orientación para capacitar a su persona para alcanzar y alcanzar sus metas y aspiraciones.

?It?s companionship. We do a lot of things together. We cook, swim, watch TV, clean. We help one another out.?
Proveedor de vida compartida

Relaciones significativas

The beauty of Lifesharing is that it gives individuals and providers the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with each other’s families as well and crecer más allá de lo que podrían haber imaginado.

?I believe strongly that my children are better people because we did Lifesharing.?
Proveedor de vida compartida
lifesharing family having dinner at a restaurant together

El papel de la familia en la vida compartida

Se alienta a las familias de las personas a participar en el proceso de Lifesharing tanto como sea posible.

Once the Lifesharing program begins, the natural family is able to continue being a part of their loved one?s life through visits, support, holidays spent together and participation in team meetings.

El papel continuo de cada familia es único para cada situación.

¿Por qué elegir Lifesharing?

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Únase a nosotros para una sesión de información.

These free info sessions will help you understand the process and commitment to become a Lifesharing provider. Contact Access Service in Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Berks, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Bucks County about our Lifesharing program today, or register for one of the sessions using the buttons below.

Interested in receiving Lifesharing Services?

Preguntas frecuentes

As an Access Services Lifesharing provider, you would:

  • conviértase en un miembro valioso del equipo y sus ideas y opiniones contarán
  • Reciba orientación y apoyo regulares en su trabajo, especialmente cuando se encuentre con desafíos.
  • tenga asistencia las 24 horas por teléfono y en su hogar, cuando sea necesario
  • tener oportunidades de capacitación además de la capacitación y orientación requeridas

To become a Lifesharing provider, you will need a valid driver?s license and reliable transportation.  Household members will need physicals, showing that everyone is free from communicable diseases. Various clearances and references are also required. It is important that your family has sufficient income to meet the financial needs of your household without relying on the reimbursement you will receive for providing care and support to the individual placed in your home.

You can rest assured that Access Services will guide you through the process of becoming a Lifesharing provider without it becoming a long-drawn-out process. Once we receive your application, we would like to schedule the home safety inspection and time to meet with you for approximately one hour for orientation. This will allow for time to answer questions you may have in addition to discussing what becoming a Lifesharing provider with Access Services entails. More detailed information about Access Services, the host family programs, the approval and placement processes, specific documentation and training requirements will also be provided.  

After orientation, if you are comfortable with continuing with the process, a home interview will be scheduled and completed.

Access Services provides you with all needed training free of cost. We do not require that you come to the office multiple evenings to obtain the training. Most of the training can be done in the comfort of your own home by way of on-line training. Currently, the only ?classroom? required pre-service training is First Aid and CPR.  

Una vez que su archivo esté completo, será revisado. Una vez aprobado, puede comenzar a brindar atención de relevo mientras espera una ubicación permanente.

Usted sería responsable del cuidado, la supervisión y el desarrollo diarios de la persona que está bajo su cuidado. A menudo, las personas colocadas también asisten a la escuela, al programa diurno o trabajan fuera del hogar. Por lo general, las personas necesitan distintos niveles de apoyo con respecto a las citas, las actividades y el transporte. Otras responsabilidades incluirían la participación en reuniones mensuales, completar la documentación requerida, cumplir con las regulaciones estatales (con las que lo ayudaremos) y ayudar a la persona bajo su cuidado a aprender nuevas habilidades y alcanzar sus metas personales.

Access Services is currently offering a $250 sign-on bonus to new host families once they are approved and complete only two days of respite!

Se le clasificaría como contratista independiente y el dinero que reciba se consideraría un reembolso por el alojamiento, la comida y el cuidado de la persona ubicada en su hogar.

Reimbursement rates for Lifesharing start at $2,300.00 per month (non-taxable income).  Adult respite rates range from $100.00 - $175.00 per day (before tax).

It is our pleasure to reward current providers and employees for referring people to become Foster Parents, Lifesharing Providers, and Respite Providers by giving bonuses (up to a maximum of $500 per referral). The first $200 is dispersed once the referred family?s file is complete and they provide one day of respite or receive a long-term placement. An additional $300 will be awarded once the referred family has provided thirty days of respite or has provided care to an individual placed through Lifesharing or Therapeutic Foster Care for three months.

Usted no sería responsable de pagar las necesidades de vestimenta de las personas que se hospedan en su hogar. Las personas que reciben servicios generalmente tienen su propio seguro y son responsables de todos los copagos y gastos relacionados, incluidos los medicamentos. El dinero puede o no estar disponible para actividades recreativas.

Access Services desires to make suitable matches between families and individuals in need of a home. When a possible match has been identified, an Access Services representative will call you to discuss all pertinent information. Pre-placement visits are essential in order to ensure a successful match. As a Lifesharing provider, you would ultimately choose whether you are able to take the person into your home.

We would encourage you to provide short-term respite care before making a decision to enter into a long-term placement. This would afford you invaluable experience caring for people with special needs and give you the chance to get started sooner.

Access Services desires to make suitable matches between families and individuals in need of a home. When a possible match has been identified, an Access Services representative will call you to discuss all pertinent information. Pre-placement visits are essential in order to ensure a successful match. As a Lifesharing provider, you would ultimately choose whether you are able to take the person into your home.

We would encourage you to provide short-term respite care before making a decision to enter into a long-term placement. This would afford you invaluable experience caring for people with special needs and give you the chance to get started sooner.

As a provider, you would be assigned an Access Services coordinator as your primary contact person. The coordinator will partner with you making sure that you have all the information that you need to care for the individual placed in your home.  After hours, you will have access to our on-call system.  Support will always be available in an emergency. Our system is such that you will receive a quick response from someone who is familiar with the individual in your care. You will also receive pre-service training outlining what to do in the event of an emergency. Access Services is known for our commitment and support to the individuals we serve and our host families and we will be with you every step of the way!

Download the full provider application. If completed, please email the application to provide@accessservices.org.

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