SHARE YOUR LIFE... BECOME A HOST HOME PROVIDER

This is STRiVE Host Home Program

 

Become A Host Home Provider

 

These services and supports are typically delivered in the provider’s home. It is expected that individuals will be fully integrated into the host providers’ family life. Host home providers must be unrelated to the individual receiving services. There can be no more than two individuals residing in any host home.

 

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These services and supports are typically delivered in the provider’s home. It is expected that individuals will be fully integrated into the host providers family life. Host home providers must be unrelated to the individual receiving services. There can be no more than two individuals residing in any host home.

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HOST HOME SELECTION

Strive prefers to recruit host home providers who already have an establishes a supportive relationship with the individuals being considered for placement. When such a relationship exists, it increases the likelihood of a successful long-term placement. If it is not possible to find a provider who already has a relationship with the client, Strive will pre-qualify individuals as potential host home providers. The pre-qualification process will minimally involve the following: 

Strive host home monitoring takes several forms. First, host home providers are required to complete and submit a number of different reports to Strive. These reports are reviewed by supervisory, case management, or other appropriate staff. Secondly, a variety of Strive staff will regularly visit the host home to provide support and monitor provision of services to the individual as follows: 

  • HOST HOME 
  • REFERENCE CHECKS 
  • DRIVERS RECORD CHECK 
  • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

Each individual has been assigned a rate by the state of Colorado. The rate assigned is based on the support needs of the individual – the greater the need, the higher the assigned rate. This rate is the basis for establishing the amount paid to the hot home provider. Strive does not pass through 100% of the rate because Strive must retain some portion for support and services provided to the host homes (such as nursing, behavior and administrative supports). The annual rate, once established, is paid in monthly installments. 

Additionally, once a specific individual is identified for potential movement into a host home, the individual must visit the potential providers home several times. This is the case whether or not the individual is already known to the provider. Having multiple visits helps to the assure that the match is a good one, and that all parties involved are making an informed decision regarding placement. All such visits will be documented.

 

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SERVICES & SUPPORT

Strive host home monitoring takes several forms. First, host home providers are required to complete and submit a number of different reports to Strive. These reports are reviewed by supervisory, case management, or other appropriate staff. Secondly, a variety of Strive staff will regularly visit the host home to provide support and monitor provision of services to the individual as follows: 

1) Each host home is assigned to one of several residential supervisors for the purposes of both monitoring and support. That supervisor essentially serves as the liaison between Strive and the host home. The assigned supervisor will visit the host home every 2-4 weeks during the initial months of the host home experience and then every other month for 6 months quarterly.


2) The service support specialist will visit the host home for the purposes of gathering information for the annual assessment and to facilitate development and implementation of support plans. The program specialist also will visit quarterly to review the client’s safety, nutrition and emergency plans.


3) Strive nursing staff will also visit every other month. They will conduct four nursing reviews and two pharmacy reviews each year.


4) The Strive case manage will complete a monitoring visit 6 tines a year. Additionally, IDT meetings and SP’s are often held in the home.


Overall, you can expect a visit from Strive staff person 1 or 2 times a month. Typically, visits are scheduled in advance, at a time that is convenient to the provider and the client. However, there will be periodic unannounced visits as well.

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HOST HOME PROVIDER INCOME

Each individual has been assigned a rate by the state of Colorado. The rate assigned is based on the support needs of the individual – the greater the need, the higher the assigned rate. This rate is the basis for establishing the amount paid to the hot home provider. Strive does not pass through 100% of the rate because Strive must retain some portion for support and services provided to the host homes (such as nursing, behavior and administrative supports). The annual rate, once established, is paid in monthly installments.

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