DD Host Homes
Host homes are residential homes for one, or at the most, two individuals with developmental disabilities. In a host home, an individual with a developmental disability lives with a host family which provides 24 hour per day care and oversight. In a host home, individuals needing care become part of a family whether the host homeprovider is a single person or a married couple.
Host home providers provide for all of the care needed for a particular individual with developmental disabilities. Assistance is provided with all activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting. Further, medication management, meals, and medical transportation are all responsibilities of the host homeprovider.
Host home providers are thoroughly vetted for appropriateness. They are fingerprinted, criminal record checked, and tb screened. Further, their experience in caregiving is scrutinized. References are checked for former employees and community relationships. Ultimately, homes are approved and certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. If you are interested in becoming a host home provider or to place an individual please contact Michaela Shaw at 1-800-354-6011 or you may email her directly by clicking here.
If you are interested in reviewing our Host Home Provider Application Packet you may download it by clicking here.
Host homes are available in urban and rural environments and offer much diversity. This allows individuals choice in finding the right home for them. You may read the profiles of a few of the Altrus family of host home providers at this link.