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Shared Living and Kinship Care: Family Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities

By Jason Carpenter - February 15, 2016 RI Disabilities Family Services Shared Living
Shared Living Arrangements

Perspectives Corporation is seeking families or individuals to become a host for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability.

Upon going through an extensive application, vetting, and matching process, you will share your life and your home, providing both care and support for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

You will partner with the individual being supported and assist with daily life activities including personal care (if needed), scheduling and organization, transportation, doctor visits, and medications. Serving as an advocate, friend, and mentor, you will assist the individual with connections to the community, teaching new skills, developing friendships, and exploring recreational activities.

The Home Provider is an independent contractor and the compensation range is $23,000-$38,000 annually and is tax free. This range includes a daily stipend and room and board.

To learn more about Perspectives Corporation’s Shared Living Arrangements, click here, or call Nancy Lewis-Oliver at (401) 294-3990 ext 237.
Kinship Care

Do you know a person with an intellectual or developmental disability who lives with aging parents? Kinship Care could be the answer families are looking for.

Kinship Care provides family members the opportunity to be compensated for taking a sibling into their home.

The Kinship Care policy permits eligible individuals, supported by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, to choose a non-legally responsible, qualified family member to assist in providing care and support in the community through the Shared Living Arrangements program.

This policy is designed to keep families together through changing circumstances such as aging caregiver parents or the loss of a caregiver parent. This arrangement further minimizes the impact of moving into a new home by establishing the individual's residency within the bounds of the family, typically with siblings.

To learn more about Kinship Care, click here, or call Nancy Lewis-Oliver at (401) 294-3990 ext 237.

Perspectives Corporation is authorized and licensed by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals to administer the Shared Living Arrangements (SLA) Program in Rhode Island.

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