Louisville – Family Home Providers and Co-Family Home Providers
- Eighteen (18) years or older with a high school diploma or GED or Twenty-one (21) years or older
- Must have effective communication skills
- Must have a valid social security number or valid work permit if not a US citizen
- Must be able to understand/carry out instructions
- Must have record keeping ability
- Must complete all initial and ongoing training requirements
Family Home Provider (FHP):
- FHPs have personally determined to devote their lives to supporting individual(s) with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home.
- An FHP’s home is selected for a particular individual based upon the individual’s needs.
- Family Homes shall not have greater than three SCL recipients for whom payment is received who are not immediate family members living in the home and provide twenty-four (24) hour supervision in the home of the provider.
- FHPs work on a contractual basis and receive a monthly stipend payment plus a portion of room and board costs.
Co-Family Home Provider (Co-FHP):
- Co-FHP supports are designed to provide short term relief/substitute care in place of the individual’s customary living arrangement and for emergency situations. The individual’s normal routine, special programs and health care regimens are emulated.
- Co-FHP may be provided in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, an individual’s home or place of residence, certified family homes of approved Co-FHPs, or through an activity.
- Co-FHPs work on a contractual basis and receive hourly or daily payment.
- Co-FHP supports are designed to be an opportunity for the individual to meet and spend time with preferred providers and provide relief for the usual FHP.