In Miami County there are a variety of independent living options for adults with developmental disabilities. Whether someone is looking for the perfect place to call home or needs extra support at their current residence, our dedicated staff helps those we serve find the right options for them.
As the County Board, Riverside coordinates all residential supports for the people we serve and our network of service providers provide the support.

In-Home Supports

Focused on Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC) Services, in-home supports offer both independence and safety.

In each home, service providers help the people we serve develop and maintain independent living skills, such as personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning and more.

Depending on each person's level of care, these supports are provided on an as-needed basis, ranging from a few hours a week to 24-hour care.

Adult family living is when an immediate family member, like a sibling or parent, lives with a person and provides paid waiver services at home. The family member helps and supports with daily living needs.

In a shared living setting, up to four people reside together in one home, with the option for them to choose roommates and residential service providers. These homes are often modified for accessibility. 

A person with a disability can choose to live and get the services that help them live their life in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF). Links provided by the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD):

Supportive Technology

Supportive Technology offers people with developmental disabilities personalized help with daily tasks at home or at work. 

Assistive Technology (AT) can support a person who wants to be more independent with devices like stoves that turn off when not in use or alarms for reminders to take medication.

Remote Support, covered by Medicaid waivers, uses 2-way communication, like Skype or FaceTime, so a person can talk with their service provider, even when the provider is not in the home. The service also includes supports like sensors that can call for help in the event of a fall or cameras that show who is at the door.

Ohio Shared Living (OSL) is an option for people with a developmental disability to get the support they need while living with a paid caregiver. This option is a long-term commitment that results in lifelong relationships.

OSL caregivers are paid to provide hands-on care and supportive services while also coordinating or facilitating the services outlined in a person's service plan (or ISP). This can include things like cooking meals, providing transportation and planning activities during the day.

Anyone, not just family members of someone with a developmental disability, can be an OSL caregiver. Read about how OSL allowed one woman in Miami County a chance to find a second family by checking out our Winter 2019 ABLE Magazine.