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The right support you need for independent living

It provides an option for adults with developmental disabilities to get the support they need while living with a family member or a caregiver. The person resides with one or more family members on caregivers, and they provide twenty percent or more of the person’s care and support services. OSL family members and caregivers support adults with developmental disabilities in a home setting. Some benefits of using the OSL service are that it:

  • nurtures family bonds, long-term relationships, and community connections;
  • provides consistency of care and a safe environment;
  • helps the person experience a genuine community life;
  • develops the routines chosen by the person; and
  • promotes shared decision-making

Service Planning

Eligibility lot the OSL service is decided based on a person’s living situation and person-centered needs outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP). To qualify for the OR service, a person must be at least 18 years of age, have an Individual Options (IO) Waiver, and live with one or more family members or caregivers approved to be OSL providers.

OSL service may be authorized when one or more adult caregivers who reside with the person provide twenty percent or more of the personal care and support services needed. OSL applies regardless of whether the person receiving the service and the caregiver are related. Other IO Waiver services, such as Respite, Self-Directed Transportation, Interpreter Services, Non-Medical Transportation, Adult Day, Vocational Habilitation, and employment or career services, are still available to people participating in Ohio Shared Living. A person receiving the OSL service may or may not have other roommates with developmental disabilities.

(Source: https://dodd.ohio.gov/waivers-and-services/services/ohio-shared-living)

You may request more information here or set an appointment with one of our representatives to discuss your needs in detail.