Epilepsy Center of NW Ohio

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

Locations

1701 Holland Rd
Suite B
Maumee, Ohio 43537
Main: (419) 867-5950
Fax: (419) 867-5954
Adult Day Service Location
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Contacts

Jennifer Cox
Program Manager
jcox@epilepsycenter.org
Phone: (419) 867-5950 ext. 202

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
Vocational Habilitation

Individual Options Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
NonMedical Transportation Mileage
NonMedical Transportation Trip
Residential Respite
Transportation

Individual Options Waiver: Adult Day Services

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Community
Supported Employment - Enclave
Vocational Habilitation

Self Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF-Waiver)

Remote Monitoring
Residential Respite

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

Adult Day Support
Supported Employment - Enclave
Vocational Habilitation

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Agency Profile

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

Our mission is to improve the lives of people effected by epilepsy and those with developmental disabilities. Our goals is to promote choice, education, and independence for our clients and our community. Our vision is that people with epilepsy and those with developmental disablities will attain the highest quality of life and gain full acceptance and understanding from the community.

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

Our staff have a two week, 30 hour orientation, which includes medication pass, gtube feed training, insulin training, seizure first aid, first aid and cpr, review of all our policies and procedures. Staff are trained on all of our programs; residential, adult day services, non medical transportation and supported employment. Annually staff receive training, including reviewing all orientation subjects as well as a minimum of 8 hours additional training relating to client care, medication, activities, and needs. We always offer additional training as needed.

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

typically individuals are not directly responsible for selecting staff, however we do try to match age and interest with appropriate staff. We will not have male staff work with female clients if requested.

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).

We serve primarly Lucas County, but are open to serve all 13 counties. We run 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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

Every individual and home has a back up plan and if needed, mandate team leader or coordinator to work if needed.

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

We welcome family involvement, every person at The Epilepsy Center has an open door policy and understand clients are our main focus and will address concerns appropriately.

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

Within our activites and outings; we encourage those to take place in the community. We have individuals that work in the community. Clients participate in a bowling league as well as attend YMCA, go to the public libraries and volunteer at Humane Society.

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.

Being a small provider, we specialize in intimate, client-centered care. We are able to adjust to clients needs. We really try to focus on each client, what they desire and dream.
We are experts in seizure disorder, although clients do not have to have epilepsy to join our Center.
We have a strong working relationship with the state and county board.

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?

34

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:

Non 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?

50

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?

ranges from one year to 19

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

Our staff are trained annually and monthly, we offer outside trainings as well as needed. We plan for the required amount of training and any as needed.

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

All the home coordinators do weekly quality assurance on the houses. They review physical environment, medical info, safety and human rights, and money management.

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.

Being around since 1975, we have a strong grasp on the what the community and the individual needs as a provider. We treat each and every one of our individuals as family, and truly care about them. We are small enough, that we are able to devote the time and energy towards each person; getting to know them and supplying what they need in residential and vocational care. We are very open to working with families and guardians.

- If yes, describe

We do not offer one to one 24 hour care, however we will provide short term care (4 hours a day for example).

- If yes, describe

We have an activities committee that gets together monthly to plan outings and activities as well as all team leaders of homes that plan a lot of extra things for all clients. We also have made big strides in clients going on vacations.

Adult Day Services

a) Does your agency offer paid employment?

Yes

- Piece Rate

$1.00 per piece

- Hourly Rate

- Other

- Describe your paid employment opportunities.

We have a nesting ball operation. They use alpaca fleece and a ball shaped grape vine and the clients put the fleece inside the ball, the ball is packaged and sold by the company who supplies them to us and the clients make a piece rate off the balls made. The nesting balls go all over the world with a taga that says "made by the Epilepsy Center". There is no limit on how many a client can make. We have staff assisting the clients as well.
We also are certified to supply supported employement in the community. We will help individuals locate jobs, secure jobs, and carry out their job.

b) Does your agency offer community outings?

Yes

- Describe community outings

There are themes every week that the staff follow, based on these themes outings are scheduled. There are at least 4 or 5 outings a month that are offered. Outings range from library, humane society, shopping, bowling, billards, park, putt putt, movies, art museum, zoo, circus, Cedar Point, out to lunch, volunteer activiites and visit farms and gardens.

c) Does your agency offer recreational/leisure activities?

Yes

- Describe recreational/leisure activities

See community outings. Also, exercise is offered dailly in adult day services.

d) Does your agency offer volunteer opportunities?

Yes

- Describe volunteer opportunities

We are open to any volunteer opportunity that a client may be interested in.

e) Describe other activities offered

We have art classes, computer lab, sign language classes, huge activity room and daily theme activities.

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

Yes

- Describe current services

Our ADS program is open Monday thru Friday 9a - 3p. The staff have weekly themes that our developed with help from clients. They plan activities, outings, and guest speakers around these themes.
Daily they have coffee and conversation in the mornings, activity time, lunch, exercise...all around projects and lesson planning. We keep the clients very busy.

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

1545 Holland Road Maumee

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

9a - 3p, M-F

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

8:30-9:00 - arrival and activities in large activity room
9:00 - 10:00 - coffee, snack and conversation
10:00 - 11:00 - "extra" - could be art class/sign language/sensory/computer
11:00 - 12:00 - activites or outing in room according to weekly theme
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - "extra" - could be art class/sign language/sensory/computer (opposite of morning)
2:00 - 3:00 - exercise time and prepare for day end

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):

January 2006

n) How many individuals does your day program serve?

21-40

Does your agency provide Adult Day Services?

Yes