Lifesharing service provides an opportunity for an individual diagnosed with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder to live in the home of a family or adult in the community. The goal of the service is to provide the care and support the individual needs but also promote independence. Lifesharing is a great opportunity for individuals who would like to build the skills to one day live on their own without receiving the high level of care a group home service provides. Individuals receiving this service will work with their Lifesharing provider to build relationships, make everyday choices, identify and meet goals of independence, and live a lifestyle they are comfortable with. This service affords individuals the opportunity to become active members of the family and the community in which they live.
Individuals can expect to receive the following support from their chosen Lifesharing provider:
- Daily supervision and support
- Transportation to and from appointments and activities
- Medication administration and management
- Care with hygiene and independent living skills
- Planning and coordinating activities and outing
Lifesharing Caregivers will receive the following support and resources:
- A monthly tax-free stipend
- Annual and ongoing training provided at no cost by SLS
- SLS Lifesharing Specialist to provide ongoing support and assistance
SLS believes that finding the best match for the individual and Lifsharing caregiver is of utmost importance. A deliberate and thorough process is used to ensure that the individual is comfortable and supported in their new home and that the Lifesharing caregiver has a complete understanding of the individual's needs.
If you or your family member are interested in receiving Lifesshring service or you would like to become a Lifesharing caregiver please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or click below!