Absolute Creative Living

Doing Business As: Absolute Freedom Transport Service, LLC
Website: http://www.absolutecreativeliving.com
Currently serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently seeking referrals.
Agency Provider

Locations

5533 Southwyck Blvd Ste 100

Toledo, Ohio 43614
Main: (419) 885-2102
Fax: (419) 482-1146
Other 419-482-1149
Adult Day Service Location
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5533 Southwyck Blvd. Ste 100

Toledo, Ohio 43614
Main: 419-885-2102
Fax: 419-482-1146
Other 419-482-1149
Adult Day Service Location
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Contacts

Lena Brank
Operations Manager, CFO, Agent
absolutefreedomtransport@yahoo.com
Phone: (419) 885-2102 ext 101
Cell: 419-482-1149
Adult Day Service Contact
Greg Barnes
Transportation Manager

Phone: 419-885-2102 ext 102
Cell: 419-870-8877
Adult Day Service Contact
Nosa Oviahon
Member

Phone: 419-885-2102 ext 103

Services

Individual Budget/Private Pay

Supported Living

Level One Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
Transportation

Individual Options Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
NonMedical Transportation Mileage
NonMedical Transportation Trip
Transportation

References

No References Provided

Documents

DODD Certification

Agency Profile

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

ACL will offer Adult Day Service to consumers with opportunities to socialize, exercise, and learn. This program’s intent is to improve the lives of our consumers and teach new skills through a variety of activities and programs. In doing this, we hope to give them the skills they need to live as independently as possible. Through these programs we hope to instill a variety of skills including communicating with others, making personal choices, eating independently, personal hygiene, domestic skills, developing hobbies and interests, and developing basic work skills. Each person’s program will be individually designed to meet their personal needs and skills.

The skills will be emphasized through a variety of activities designed a coordinated by a trained Day Program staff. In addition, may entertainment and social activities will be incorporated. These include a variety of games and sports, exercise time, gardening activities, arts and crafts, table games, music and singing time, and many others. Another important aspect of the day program will be community service projects. This part of the program will teach our residents the importance of giving back to the community. Adult Day program activities will primarily take place at our community day program location. Overall, it is crucial that the program plan is person-centered, and is developed with active participation from our consumers.

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

Our Employees/Contractors Training:
Confidentiality of Individuals’ records.
Safeguarding Individuals’ funds.
Incident Reporting and Investigation.
Individuals’ satisfaction with services delivered.
Internal monitoring and evaluating procedures to improve services delivered
Supervision of staff
Staff Training Plan
Training Priorities (can be included in the Staff training plan)
Annual written notice for placement on Abuser registry
Transportation –including driver requirements (if providing transportation)
Behavior Support (OAC 5123:2-1-02 [J] 1-4). (If providing services to Individuals with BSPs).
Requirements for the Training

Priorities Policy/Procedures:
Applies to all employees, contractors, and employees of contractors who are engaged in direct provision of adult day support/vocational habilitation.
It shall be consistent with the needs of the Individuals served and best practice.
It shall be consistent with the agency’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
It shall describe the method (written test, skills demonstration, or documented observation by supervisor) that will be used to establish employee competency in each area of training.
It shall identify who is responsible for arranging or providing the training and projected timelines for completion of the training.
It shall be updated at least once every 12 months.

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

Our individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to choose which agency staff. We will have a meeting with at least 3 -4 staff members to give our client the opportunity to meet and talk with staff.

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 ADS/VH program
Day/Time
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Our HPC Program
Day/Time
Monday - Sunday
24 hours

Our Transportation Services
Day/Time
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

Absolute Creative Living always has staff on call in case of an emergency. Our clients will have back up staff available in case of an emergency.

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

Absolute Freedom Transport will address individuals and/or family concerns promptly! Our clients are very important to us and we will do whatever is necessary to correct any concerns.

It is the policy of Absolute Freedom Transport Services to ensure that each consumer will be given the opportunity to air grievances and complaints without fear of reprisal and to share ideas as well as feelings with other consumers and/or staff. This policy will be made available to consumers and legal guardians upon admission or service initiation.

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

Our strategy for increasing community inclusion and involvement for our clients is to offer unlimited transportation, and support services to events such as, movies, shopping, concerts, political events, sporting events, fairs, etc., with unlimited support and assistance.

h) Does your agency offer one to one services?

Yes

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

Yes

j) Identify your agency's areas of expertise.

Supportive Living

Supported Living is a service model based on principles that emphasize a person’s choice, self-determination and community integration.

Respite Care (Community)

Community Respite means services provided to individuals unable to care for themselves that are furnished on a short-term (60-day) basis because of the absence of or need for relief of those persons who normally care for the individuals. Community Respite shall be provided only outside of an individual’s home in a camp, recreation center, or other place where an organized community program or activity occurs.

Adult Day Support

Adult Day Support services are provided separately from any home or facility in which an individual resides, focus on non-work activities, and include five components:

Assessment

· May be formal or informal, for the purpose of developing an Individual Service Plan (ISP);

Personal Care

· Includes personal hygiene, eating, communication, mobility, toileting, and dressing;

Skill Reinforcement

· Includes implementing behavioral intervention plans, and helps with the use of communication and mobility devices;

Training in Self Determination

· Includes developing self-advocacy skills and acquiring skills that enable an individual to become more independent;

Recreation and Leisure

· Includes supports identified in the ISP that are therapeutic, and help to develop and maintain social relationships and family contacts.

Home Maker Personal Care

Homemaker/Personal Care is provided in a person’s home and helps a person with daily living activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, and eating.

These services include:

· Basic personal care and grooming: bathing, hair care, and help with clothing.

· Helping the person to use the bathroom.

· Help with medications that are usually self-administered when ordered by a doctor.

· Household services essential to a person’s good health and comfort such as changing bed linens.

· Light cleaning in areas of the home used by the person.

· Preparation of a shopping list, grocery shopping and meal preparation.

· Laundry

· Other neighborhood errands including going to medical appointments or taking walks.

· Other activities that ensure the enrolled person’s safety, health and welfare.

Vocational Habilitation

Vocational habilitation services are designed to teach and reinforce concepts related to work, including responsibility, attendance, task completion, problem solving, social interaction, motor skill development, and safety.

ABSOLUTE FREEDOM TRANSPORT SERVICE, LLC (AFTS)

Non-Medical Transportation (trip & Mileage), Non-Medical Transportation Commercial (trip & mileage), HPC transportation (Mileage & Commercial)

Transportation enables people on the waiver to travel to waiver and community services, activities and resources. Whenever possible, family, neighbors, friends or community agencies that can provide Transportation without charge will be used.

Non-Medical Transportation is transportation necessary to access Adult Day Support, Vocational Habilitation, Supported Employment-Enclave, and Supported Employment-Community waiver services, as specified by the Individual Service Plan. Non-Medical Transportation is available in addition to the Transportation waiver service, used primarily in connection with the provision of Homemaker/Personal Care.

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?

40

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

0 to 3 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?

10

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?

4 hours a week

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

Every year we attend mandatory MUI, Rights of Person w/developmental disabilities, and Specialized support training. Our staffs that provide service directly to consumers provide those services in a competent manner in order to meet the health and safety needs of the consumers in the facility for which they are responsible as described in the consumer's plan (ISP).

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

Every year Absolute Creative Living staff is check on the online Abuser Registry verification, background checked, completed and passed alcohol and controlled substances test. Attend MUI training, Specialized Support and Rights of persons with developmental disabilities. Every 2 years are CPR and First Aid training. We will also register all of our employees/contractors in Rapback (background check).

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.

Absolute is dedicated to helping those with disabilities live life to the fullest, while creating a family atmosphere that creates a better tomorrow. We strive to offer a community that promotes self-confidence, independence, and improves the quality of life for all of our clients. Absolute strives on being reliable and pro-active for our clients. We will always be patience, dependable, and consistent. Our goal is to help our clients prosper and meet all of her desired goals. We have active reliable staffs that are easy to get along with.

- If yes, describe

PROGRAMS We Offer:

Supportive Living

Supported Living is a service model based on principles that emphasize a person’s choice, self-determination and community integration.

Respite Care (Community)

Community Respite means services provided to individuals unable to care for themselves that are furnished on a short-term (60-day) basis because of the absence of or need for relief of those persons who normally care for the individuals. Community Respite shall be provided only outside of an individual’s home in a camp, recreation center, or other place where an organized community program or activity occurs.

Adult Day Support

Adult Day Support services are provided separately from any home or facility in which an individual resides, focus on non-work activities, and include five components:

Assessment

· May be formal or informal, for the purpose of developing an Individual Service Plan (ISP);

Personal Care

· Includes personal hygiene, eating, communication, mobility, toileting, and dressing;

Skill Reinforcement

· Includes implementing behavioral intervention plans, and helps with the use of communication and mobility devices;

Training in Self Determination

· Includes developing self-advocacy skills and acquiring skills that enable an individual to become more independent;

Recreation and Leisure

· Includes supports identified in the ISP that are therapeutic, and help to develop and maintain social relationships and family contacts.

Home Maker Personal Care

Homemaker/Personal Care is provided in a person’s home and helps a person with daily living activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, and eating.

These services include:

· Basic personal care and grooming: bathing, hair care, and help with clothing.

· Helping the person to use the bathroom.

· Help with medications that are usually self-administered when ordered by a doctor.

· Household services essential to a person’s good health and comfort such as changing bed linens.

· Light cleaning in areas of the home used by the person.

· Preparation of a shopping list, grocery shopping and meal preparation.

· Laundry

· Other neighborhood errands including going to medical appointments or taking walks.

· Other activities that ensure the enrolled person’s safety, health and welfare.

Vocational Habilitation

Vocational habilitation services are designed to teach and reinforce concepts related to work, including responsibility, attendance, task completion, problem solving, social interaction, motor skill development, and safety.

ABSOLUTE FREEDOM TRANSPORT SERVICE, LLC (AFTS)

Non-Medical Transportation (trip & Mileage), Non-Medical Transportation Commercial (trip & mileage), HPC transportation (Mileage & Commercial)

Transportation enables people on the waiver to travel to waiver and community services, activities and resources. Whenever possible, family, neighbors, friends or community agencies that can provide Transportation without charge will be used.

Non-Medical Transportation is transportation necessary to access Adult Day Support, Vocational Habilitation, Supported Employment-Enclave, and Supported Employment-Community waiver services, as specified by the Individual Service Plan. Non-Medical Transportation is available in addition to the Transportation waiver service, used primarily in connection with the provision of Homemaker/Personal Care.

- If yes, describe

Our strategy for increasing community inclusion and involvement for our clients is to offer unlimited transportation, and support services to events such as, movies, shopping, concerts, political events, sporting events, fairs, etc., with unlimited support and assistance.

Adult Day Services

a) Does your agency offer paid employment?

Yes

- Piece Rate

- Hourly Rate

$7.25 per hr

- Other

- Describe your paid employment opportunities.

We offer paid work opportunity that incorporates recreation, education, and skills-building. We have a computer room dedicated to teaching computer skills. We also assist with community involvement (leisure and social), volunteering, recreation, arts & crafts, sports, dance, and relationship building.

Paying Jobs available: Cleaning, ($7.25 per hr. 2-4 hours per day) Data Entry (commission base pay)
Training: Cleaning, Data Entry, Server, Customer Service, Contractor (building)

Daily activities: Computer lab with 6 computers, video games (Wii, and Xbox), 2 -48” TV’s, arts and crafts, dance, board games, puzzles, etc.

Daily outside activities: movies, parks, shopping, volunteering, yard sales, etc

Daily class: domestic skills (cooking, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping), personal hygiene, developing interest and hobbies, and developing basic work skills.



b) Does your agency offer community outings?

Yes

- Describe community outings

Our ADS/VH program offer opportunities to socialize, exercise, and learn. This program’s intent is to improve the lives of our consumers and teach new skills through a variety of activities and programs such as, skills they need to live as independently, communicating with others, making personal choices, personal hygiene, and domestic skills, developing hobbies and interests, and developing basic work skills. Each person’s program will be individually designed to meet their personal needs and skills.

Daily activities: Computer lab with 6 computers, video games (Wii, and Xbox), 2 -48” TV’s, arts and crafts, dance, board games, puzzles, etc.

Daily outside activities: movies, parks, shopping, volunteering, yard sales, etc

Daily class: domestic skills (cooking, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping), personal hygiene, developing interest and hobbies, and developing basic work skills.

c) Does your agency offer recreational/leisure activities?

Yes

- Describe recreational/leisure activities

Our ADS/VH program offer opportunities to socialize, exercise, and learn. This program’s intent is to improve the lives of our consumers and teach new skills through a variety of activities and programs such as, skills they need to live as independently, communicating with others, making personal choices, personal hygiene, and domestic skills, developing hobbies and interests, and developing basic work skills. Each person’s program will be individually designed to meet their personal needs and skills.

Daily activities: Computer lab with 6 computers, video games (Wii, and Xbox), 2 -48” TV’s, arts and crafts, dance, board games, puzzles, etc.

Daily outside activities: movies, parks, shopping, volunteering, yard sales, etc

Daily class: domestic skills (cooking, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping), personal hygiene, developing interest and hobbies, and developing basic work skills.

d) Does your agency offer volunteer opportunities?

Yes

- Describe volunteer opportunities

Volunteering in the community.
Volunteering in churches, pet shelters, parks, etc.

e) Describe other activities offered

Our ADS/VH program offer opportunities to socialize, exercise, and learn. This program’s intent is to improve the lives of our consumers and teach new skills through a variety of activities and programs such as, skills they need to live as independently, communicating with others, making personal choices, personal hygiene, and domestic skills, developing hobbies and interests, and developing basic work skills. Each person’s program will be individually designed to meet their personal needs and skills.

Daily activities: Computer lab with 6 computers, video games (Wii, and Xbox), 2 -48” TV’s, arts and crafts, dance, board games, puzzles, etc.

Daily outside activities: movies, parks, shopping, volunteering, yard sales, etc

Daily class: domestic skills (cooking, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping), personal hygiene, developing interest and hobbies, and developing basic work skills.

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

Yes

- Describe current services

DAY OPTIONS

The focus at the ACL is to help clients to discover their personal qualities and set personal goals. Day Programs offer individuals with developmental disabilities opportunities to access their communities in areas of Recreation/Leisure, supported volunteerism/ work experience and

to support skill development that will enhance individual independence and personal goals/needs.

Through community access, educational opportunities and personal skill development, individuals attending the ACL are offered a variety of day-to-day options to fulfill client’s dreams and goals. Each individual receives supports based on their unique support needs, from communication to addressing behaviors of concern, to life skill development. Using the Person Centered Planning philosophy, individuals are encouraged and supported to guide their futures at the ACL based on their preferences and choices.

ACL offers several classes that promote personal growth and skill development such as, Basic Computer skills, Cooking, Beginners Sign Language, Self Esteem, Music Appreciation, Art, Employment Readiness, and many more! The ACL often participates in social Activities such as dances, baseball and soccer games at the local parks, floor hockey at the Fitness Center, day trips to tourist sites, and tours of local services (E.g. Fire Department).

ACL was very fortunate to build a multi-sensory room, an excellent support resource, for individuals with sensory issues. The room gives our clients the opportunity to exert and experience control over their environment through direct interaction with the equipment giving them the feeling of independence and choice.

The ACL also offers workshops to our clients based on each individual’s interests and goals and are generally in a morning or afternoon once a week for a period of 13 weeks. Some example of courses offered include Communication & Language, Self-Esteem and Self Worth, Safety Skills & Hygiene, Financial Management, World Knowledge with Human Rights and much more depending on interests of group.

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

5533 Southwyck Blvd. Ste 100 Toledo, OH 43614

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

Our ADS/VH program
Day/Time
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Our HPC Program
Day/Time
Monday - Sunday
24 hours

Our Transportation Services
Day/Time
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

DAY OPTIONS

The focus at the ACL is to help clients to discover their personal qualities and set personal goals. Day Programs offer individuals with developmental disabilities opportunities to access their communities in areas of Recreation/Leisure, supported volunteerism/ work experience and

to support skill development that will enhance individual independence and personal goals/needs.

Through community access, educational opportunities and personal skill development, individuals attending the ACL are offered a variety of day-to-day options to fulfill client’s dreams and goals. Each individual receives supports based on their unique support needs, from communication to addressing behaviors of concern, to life skill development. Using the Person Centered Planning philosophy, individuals are encouraged and supported to guide their futures at the ACL based on their preferences and choices.

ACL offers several classes that promote personal growth and skill development such as, Basic Computer skills, Cooking, Beginners Sign Language, Self Esteem, Music Appreciation, Art, Employment Readiness, and many more! The ACL often participates in social Activities such as dances, baseball and soccer games at the local parks, floor hockey at the Fitness Center, day trips to tourist sites, and tours of local services (E.g. Fire Department).

ACL was very fortunate to build a multi-sensory room, an excellent support resource, for individuals with sensory issues. The room gives our clients the opportunity to exert and experience control over their environment through direct interaction with the equipment giving them the feeling of independence and choice.

The ACL also offers workshops to our clients based on each individual’s interests and goals and are generally in a morning or afternoon once a week for a period of 13 weeks. Some example of courses offered include Communication & Language, Self-Esteem and Self Worth, Safety Skills & Hygiene, Financial Management, World Knowledge with Human Rights and much more depending on interests of group.

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?

0 to 3 years

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

May 2015

n) How many individuals does your day program serve?

0-20

Does your agency provide Adult Day Services?

Yes