ResCare Community Living - Kansas
When you become part of the Community Living family, you experience a relationship where quality and character matters.
Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and “helping people live their best life®”. Our priority is ensuring the success of persons receiving supports at the forefront of all decision making. Quality and timely service is our trademark but providing safe and good homes for all persons receiving support is our passion. With a large number of resources, our host providers and family care givers have an extensive amount of support.
Becoming A Shared Living Provider
The individuals who are placed will become a part of the provider’s family. This shared living arrangement offers a family support system that encourages community involvement. As you welcome a new person into your home, everyone involved will feel the impact of making a positive change in the individual’s life.
Individuals and Shared Living Providers are matched through an interview and compatibility process. Then, visits between the potential provider and individual will be conducted to have time to get to know each other. ResCare makes every effort to ensure it’s a mutually beneficial match. The individual(s) will stay with you until you retire or the individual becomes too medically or behaviorally involved to be cared for in your home. At that time, they would move to another environment that is better equipped to provide the care that they need.
Eligibility Requirements as a Provider
There are various eligibility requirements including but not limited to:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Valid driver’s license
- A home inspection
- Reliable computer and internet access
- Valid CPR/First Aid certification, and support training.
- Specific training to support adults with disabilities, behavioral or medical needs
- Assisting and advocating for services for behavioral and medical needs
- Experienced and dedicated staff to assist you on your journey
- Expedited contracting process we work with the host provider or family care giver to complete the need pre-service training
- Nursing to support and provide training as needed for specific protocols, medical needs and equipment
- Admissions Coordination-matching the needs of individual with a host providers skills and experience
- Trainers who provide pre-service and ongoing training to meet the needs of the individual in the host or family care giver setting Eligibility requirements including but not limited to a high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, a home inspection, reliable computer and internet access, valid CPR/First Aid certification, and support training.
- 70% of Medicaid Tax Free Daily Rate paid to the Provider
- Room & Board (currently $700/month)
- 24/7 emergency on-call phone
- Direct deposit
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help someone you care about Live Their Best Life!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I still work my regular job and be a Shared Living Provider?
Some individuals either maintain their own independent jobs or attend a day program. This may allow you to work regular shifts while they are managing their own responsibilities. There is an expectation that if the individual needs support while you are at work, or another obligation, you will make yourself available to provide that person with support.
What new expenses can I expect when an individual is placed with me?
You may experience limited increases in expenses such as obtaining liability insurance as an independent contractor and purchasing supplies (first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and/or items for an emergency kit). Payments for room and board expenses are paid on a monthly basis.
What rate of pay will I receive as a provider?
The rate that providers receive is based on a daily rate for the service that is provided while the individual is living with you. You will submit daily documentation electronically through our database and complete a service log for your time at the end of each month.
How will being a Shared Living Provider affect how I file my taxes?
Each Shared Living Provider is considered a 1099 Independent Contractor. Each SLP’s situation is unique.