What are the roles of a Developmental Home Provider?
As a provider for Fostering Hope you would be licensed to operate an adult developmental home in the sate of Arizona and adhere to the following guidelines as specified by the Division of Developmental Disabilities:
- To provide the member with a bedroom of their own.
- To provide a healthy and safe living environment.
- To provide well-balanced nutritious meals and snacks.
- To promote the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of the member.
- To enable the member to acquire knowledge and skills and be a member of his/her community based on his/her own choices.
- To provide training and supervision for the member to increase or maintain his/her self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills to reside and participate successfully in his/her own community.
- To help develop positive relationships for members and their families.
- To provide opportunities for members to interact socially with family, friends, and the community at large, including providing information regarding and facilitating access to community resources.
- Assist the member in achieving and maintaining a quality of life that promotes the member’s vision of the future.
- To participate in the members ISP, Individualized Support Plan, and implement strategies to help the member reach their goals.
- Develop, maintain, or enhance independent functioning skills in sensory motor areas, cognition, personal grooming, hygiene, dressing easting, toileting, self-medication and first aid, recognizing symptoms of illness, and preventing accidents and illnesses.
- Assist each member in developing methods of starting and maintaining friendships of his/her choice as well as appropriate assertiveness, social skills, and problem solving abilities for use in daily interactions.
- Provide opportunities for members to participate in community activities and facilitate member utilization of community resources.
- Provide transportation to support the member in all daily living activities, e.g., day treatment and training, employment situation, medical appointments, visits with family and friends and other community activities. Promote, as appropriate, the acquisition of skills necessary to access community transportation resources.
Play an active role in ensuring that services with other involved entities, including day treatment and training providers, health care providers, and schools are coordinated to meet the needs of the members served.