Aspiring Hands, Inc.

Website: http://www.aspiringhands.com
Currently serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently seeking referrals.
Agency Provider

Locations

7066 Sandy Springs Rd

Maumee, Ohio 43537
Main: (419) 290-5788
Other (419) 360-0437
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Contacts

Bryon Schaefer
Owner
schaeferbryon@gmail.com
Phone: (419) 290-5788
Cell: (419) 290-5788
Adult Day Service Contact
Jerry Silveous
Owner
aspiringhands@aol.com
Phone: (419) 360-0473

Services

Individual Budget/Private Pay

Supported Living

Level One Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
Transportation

Level One Waiver: Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Community
Supported Employment - Enclave
Transportation Non-Medical

Individual Options Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
NonMedical Transportation Mileage
Remote Monitoring
Remote Monitoring Equipment
Residential Respite
Transportation

Individual Options Waiver: Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Community
Supported Employment - Enclave
Transportation Non-Medical
Vocational Habilitation

Self Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF-Waiver)

Integrated Employment Agency
Integrated Employment-CoWorker
Remote Monitoring
Remote Monitoring Equipment
Residential Respite

Self Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF-Waiver): Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Enclave
Transportation Non-Medical
Vocational Habilitation

References

No References Provided

Documents

DODD Certification

Agency Profile

a) Describe your agency’s philosophy of providing services and supports to individuals with disabilities.

Aspiring Hands, Inc. is the only 100% community based provider of adult day services in Lucas County. We do not have a site, but volunteer at many facilities. Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of over 1000 people per month. The company motto is simply people helping people. There is no us and them, when looking at staff and clients. Staff assist our guys and gals in learning new skills and then volunteer along side them. We guys and gals are simply referred to as team members and we work in groups of 5 to 1, so everyone can get the attention they would like and desire.

As an organization, we provide over 600 hours of community service PER WEEK. That rivals the local United Way.

b) Describe your agency’s staff orientation and training process.

Our staff training is very extensive and most new employees in the day program wait atleast 60 days before they are allowed to solo with our team members. We want of staff to be completely comfortable with the guys and gals in order to build trust. If the staff is uncomfortable, then our team members will be as well.

c) How are individuals with disabilities involved in selecting the agency’s staff that work with them?

Our team members work with different staff on a regular basis. This is not due to turnover, for which we have very little. There are 5 fulltime day program staff and 2 part time staff. Each day they may work with different clients. This gives everyone a chance to change things up and it keeps things fresh.

d) Describe your agency’s availability and flexibility in scheduling services and supports (days and hours available, areas of Lucas County willing to provide services, etc).

Our hours of operation for the day program: Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 1:00. Pick up is between 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM depending on where you fall on the route.

The Rec. program runs in the evenings and on Saturday.

e) Describe how services will be provided in the event of an agency staff illness or emergency.

On the road of life, things happen. That is why we have back up staff. We will not cancel a client if a member of our staff calls off.

f) Describe how your agency would address individual or family concerns.

If you have any concerns, both Jerry and Bryon take phone calls in the evenings and on weekends. We will try to address your concerns as they come up.

g) Describe your agency’s specific strategies for increasing community inclusion and involvement for individuals served.

We are 100% community based.

h) Does your agency offer one to one services?

No

i) Does your agency offer planned group outings or activities?

Yes

j) Identify your agency's areas of expertise.

k) How many individuals does your agency serve in Lucas County?

21-40

l) What is the total number of individuals served by your agency Statewide?

38

m) How long has your agency been providing certified homemaker personal care services in Lucas County to individuals with developmental disabilities?

4 to 6 years

n) Which describes your agency:

For Profit

o) Are your agency staff certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to provide medication administration?

Yes

p) Is your agency willing to provide Level One services?

Yes

q) How many staff in your agency provide direct support services?

All, including the two owners.

r) Does your agency have both male and female staff?

Yes

s) What is the average length of service for your agency’s direct support staff?

We are only 5 years old, at this point day program staff - we have not hired anyone who has left.

t) Describe your agency's plan for continuing education and on-going training for agency staff?

We have monthly meetings with all staff to discuss on going issues, provide more training - such as bringing in speakers from the Epilepsy Center.

u) Please describe your agency’s internal system for quality assurance.

v) Include here any information about the agency that you want shared with an individual, family or guardian that will assist him/her to decide whether your agency is the best choice of provider.

We would request that all interested individuals contact their SASS at the board to set up a site visit. Please come out and see us in action and use that to help decide if this is a program that would benefit you.

Due to the nature of the organization, we have limited space available.

- If yes, describe

- If yes, describe

We have a rec program that runs Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This is separate from the day program and allows our team members to get a chance bowl, play pool, enjoy the parks, museums, cook outs.... Mostly we are trying to give our guys and gals a chance to socialize. No one wants their day to end at 2:00. This gives them something to look forard to in the evenings and weekends.

Adult Day Services

a) Does your agency offer paid employment?

No

- Piece Rate

- Hourly Rate

- Other

- Describe your paid employment opportunities.

b) Does your agency offer community outings?

Yes

- Describe community outings

We volunteer at 4-5 different non-profits every day.

c) Does your agency offer recreational/leisure activities?

Yes

- Describe recreational/leisure activities

We have a very active rec program that goes out every evening to do some structured activity.

d) Does your agency offer volunteer opportunities?

Yes

- Describe volunteer opportunities

We are all over Toledo, Humane Society, Food Pantries, Habitat for Humanity, Toledo Botanical Gardens..... Just to name a few.

e) Describe other activities offered

f) Does your agency have an established day services site that is in operation?

No

- Describe current services

WE DO NOT HAVE A SITE. DONT WANT ONE.

g) Where is your agency’s day service site located?

No. 100% community Based.

h) What are the typical hours of your agency’s services/supports?

We pick our team members up between 7:00 AM and 7:50 AM and we will drop them off between 1:15 PM and 2:00 PM.

i) Describe a typical day for an individual who receives your agency’s day services?

j) Is your day service agency certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, or licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing to administer medication?

Yes

k) Does your agency provide non-medical transportation?

Yes

l) How long has your agency been providing day services in Lucas County to individuals with developmental disabilities?

4 to 6 years

m) Date your agency began providing Adult Day Services (month/year):

March, 2008

n) How many individuals does your day program serve?

21-40

Does your agency provide Adult Day Services?

Yes