Caring For Yours

Doing Business As: Caring For Yours, LLC
Website: http://
Currently serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently seeking referrals.
Agency Provider

Locations

1560 Holloway Rd., Unit A

Holland, Ohio 43528
Main: 419-277-0487
Fax: (419) 865-3204
Adult Day Service Location
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P.O. Box 272

Holland, Ohio 43528
Main: 419-277-0487
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Contacts

Jeff White
Executive Director
jeffw@caringforyoursllc.com
Phone: (419) 277-0487
Cell: (419) 514-8605
Amy White
Co-Executive Director
amyw@caringforyoursllc.com
Phone: 419-277-0487
Cell: 419-377-9550
Adult Day Service Contact

Services

Individual Budget/Private Pay

Individual Budget/Private Pay: Adult Day Services

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

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
Vocational Habilitation

Individual Options Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
NonMedical Transportation Mileage
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)

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

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

References

Name: Ann & Tom Borgia
Phone: 419-277-6272
Address: Toledo, Ohio
Email: tjborgia@gmail.com
Name: Ike Holt
Phone: 419-277-0487
Address: Toledo, Ohio
Email:
Name: Susan Maziar
Phone: 419-392-0218
Address: Toledo, Ohio
Email: susan.maziar@gmail.com

Documents

Brochures

Agency Profile

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

At Caring For Yours, LLC, our philosophy is do unto others, as you would want others to do to you and your loved ones. Our agency goes above and beyond what is asked of us. Many find this difficult to believe at first until they see us in action. Caring For Yours, LLC is not a business first. First and foremost, we are a group of caring individuals providing the best quality care to people who deserve the very best and yet may often times be overlooked, neglected, or just plain not heard. We do whatever it takes to make our client's voices be heard. Unfortunately, we have seen some terrible things and treatments by the hands of others in the community to individuals with disabilities. Many have been treated as objects that have no rights, rather than human beings with feelings, emotions, a mind of their own with an understanding of what is going on around them. If our people do not have a vocal voice, we communicate with them and help their voice be heard and understood. We open our hearts because we are not an "agency," we are family, and we treat everyone with the same love and care as we would want and expect our family members to be treated.

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

Once staff members are hired on and all background checks, licenses, insurance, and registry checks have been obtained/established they are required to complete 8-10 hours of orientation. Orientation includes training on MUI's, universal precautions, client rights, and behavior support plans. Staff members are then sent to each home manager for their initial and hands on training process at each of the homes we provide care. During the training process new staff members will work side by side with the managers for an additional 6 hours minimum, typically more depending on their prior experience. They are also required to be CPR and first aid certified, as well as have medication administration certification. All staff members receive a minimum of 8 hours of training annually per the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities guidelines.

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

At Caring For Yours we take the utmost care in handpicking individuals to be a part of our staff who will follow our philosophy and have the same mindset as we do when it comes to our clients's well being. With that said, we take the time to talk to our clients and ask them how they like new staff members to ensure that they are comfortable with them. If something were to arise and a client were no longer comfortable with a staff member or if there were a clash of personalities, we would immediately remove the staff member from the client's personal care team and replace them with another qualified 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).

Caring For Yours works 24 hours/day seven days a week and we provide services in all areas of Lucas county.

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

Services are never disrupted due to illness and/or emergency. Caring For Yours, LLC always has the client's best interest at heart. In the case of illness or emergency, we will immediately replace the staff member with a qualified replacement staff.

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

Caring For Yours, LLC does not take any concerns of the individuals we serve or their families lightly. We address them immediately, get to the bottom of the concern from all directions and come together with the individual, their family, and their personal care team to discuss and resolve whatever the issue may be.

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

Staff encourage clients to go out into the community on outings, shopping, recreation, etc. Often times our agency receives free Mud Hen's passes in which case we will have a whole agency, clients and family day or an individual can go alone with a staff member. We also provide a YMCA membership, which allows clients and staff to go to the YMCA together to swim, do arts/crafts, play basketball, or any of the many other activities the YMCA provides. Many of our clients are on bowling teams and participate in the Special Olympics in which case(s) our staff provide support and transportation. We check the weekly activity updates from the Board and are always on the lookout for things to do that may interest the client. If activity flyers are available, we print them out and discuss the upcoming events with the client(s). We also have "clubs" in which consumers may participate in every Saturday. Each consumer, their roommates and their personal care team has established a club in which they host once a month, whether it be in their home or another designated location. The clubs are a fun way to keep everyone active, get them out into the community, and enjoy each others company.

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.

Please see the attached brochure.

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

0-20

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

Currently we serve 18 individuals.

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

7 or more

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?

18

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?

3 years

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

Staff receive ongoing training monthly with managers including, but not limited to, ISP update training, BSP training, consumer diagnoses training, documentation, money management, consumer personal care and home care, health & safety training, as well as recertification of CPR and first aid every 2 years, and annual medication administration recertification.

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

Being that we are a small company the owner/director and managers get together monthly to review and discuss doc sheets, incident reports (if any), MUI's (if any), medication logs, and money management. All documentation is maintained in accordance with Ohio DODD guidelines.

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.

As we said in our philosophy, we here at Caring For Yours, LLC go above and beyond to provide the best possible care to the individuals we provide services for. We treat everyone with respect, care, love and understanding at all times. We do our best to ensure that the individuals we care for have the life that they want, need, and deserve. Doesn't everyone deserve a life of joy, laughter, and love? Caring For Yours truly and deeply believes the answer to that question is a 100% YES!

- If yes, describe

We have clients that live with roommates. Everyone at one point or another, whether occasionally or regularly, would like 1:1 time with staff, a time where all attention is directed towards them by staff. An outing to the movies, shopping trip, library, park, whatever the choice by the client may be. We will then provide an additional staff member to come in for the time allotted for 1:1 in accordance with the client's ISP.

- If yes, describe

Often times staff will get together with each other and clients and discuss/plan a day trip, i.e., Cedar Point, festivals, art museum, Mud Hen's game, Findlay Balloon Festival, etc. Also, as stated above we have weekly outings to participate in our consumer's clubs of choice. The clubs we currently have to offer include a cooking club, a writing club, a makeover club, and a movie club.
Once a month we also provide an information session hosted by a consumer and their team in their home in which a voted topic is discussed and the consumers enjoy a potluck dinner during the session as well. Topics may include, but are not limited to, sexual education, how to gain & maintain a healthy relationship, community safety, internet use safety, buyer awareness, etc.

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

Our outings have included trips to Toledo Metroparks, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo Zoo, Lucas County libraries, Westfield Mall, Dum-Dum Factory in Bryan, Ohio, YMCA of Greater Toledo, Southwyck Lanes, Lunch Summer Concerts, and the Toledo Humane Society. We do volunteer work as well.

c) Does your agency offer recreational/leisure activities?

Yes

- Describe recreational/leisure activities

We take nature walks, go on picnics, participate in swimming at the YMCA (indoor & outdoor), play basketball or workout in the fitness area at the YMCA. We also take trips to the library and check out books to either read or listen to. Bowling is a fun recreational activity of choice by our consumers too. We visit the Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Zoo.

Leisure activities may also include playing games, puzzles, arts and crafts, cooking class, safety classes and more.

d) Does your agency offer volunteer opportunities?

Yes

- Describe volunteer opportunities

We volunteer once a week at the Wolf Creek YMCA. Volunteer work is also available in which we purchase, pack and deliver food baskets to homeless shelters.

e) Describe other activities offered

We do tons of arts & crafts. From cooking sessions to making candles and soap to making jewelry to give away as Christmas gifts or sell for profit. We are always coming up with creative and fun activities to do during our adult day program.

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

Yes

- Describe current services

The Adult Day Support staff provide a safe and nurturing environment in our facility as well as in the community. This helps ensure the best possible experience and improves quality of life.

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

1560 Holloway Rd., Unit A, Holland, Ohio 43528

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

8:30am - 2:00pm

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

A typical day fluctuates according to the daily schedule and may include, but not limited to:
Social Coffee time & Current Events
Board/Video Games
Arts & Crafts
Community Outing
Volunteer work
Morning Snack (provided)
Lunch
Movie
Quiet reading time
Free time

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):

September 2013

n) How many individuals does your day program serve?

0-20

Does your agency provide Adult Day Services?

Yes