Ohio Shared Living
Ohio Shared Living (OSL) encompasses
personal care and supportive services provided to an adult by a live-in
caregiver. Adult Foster Care is currently the terminology under which Medicaid
funds the service (OAC5123:2-13-06
Caregivers through Ohio Shared Living
support people with developmental disabilities in a family setting. That can be
in the caregiver’s home or in the home of a person that needs live-in support.
Being a caregiver is a full-time commitment, however caregivers can still work
outside the home full-time, and respite programs are available to support
OSL caregivers or providers, address or
coordinate all support needs outlined in a person’s service plan, including
things like activities during the day and transportation to appointments. An
OSL provider cannot be related to the person receiving services, nor can they
be their guardian.More about OSL CaregiverAdult
A program of Ohio Shared Living, Adult Family Living encompasses personal care
and supportive services, provided to an adult by a live-in caregiver who is
related to the person receiving services.
is defined as related by blood, marriage or adoption, or is the parent or
stepparent, sibling or step-sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece,
cousin, child or stepchild of the person receiving services.
Adult Family Living shares much of the
same program guidance as OSL. Efforts are underway by the department to align
program rates and merge the two programs.OhioSharedLiving.com
offers video that highlights the special relationships that make Ohio Shared
Living so unique and so successful.