Friends For Life Residential Care

Currently serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently seeking referrals.
Agency Provider

Locations

5330 Heatherdowns Blvd
Suite 207
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Main: 4192798986
Other 4192798986
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Contacts

Tony Stuart
CEO/ Director
tstuart409@gmail.com
Phone: 4192798986
Cell: 4192798986
Other: 4192798986

Services

Level One Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
Transportation
Non Medical Transportation - mileage

Individual Options Waiver

Home Maker Personal Care
NonMedical Transportation Mileage
Transportation

Self Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF-Waiver)

Non Medical Transportation - mileage

References

Name: Sherrie Jones-Anderson
Phone: 419-304-1837
Address: Toledo, Oh 43607
Email: sherriejones@buckeye-express.com
Name: Lauren Shaw
Phone: 419-705-4040
Address: Sylvania, OH
Email:

Documents

Brochures

Agency Profile

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

Friends for Life Residential Care, LLC was created in 2011 with the intentions of helping individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We are dedicated in motivating individuals in the community through a residential setting. Our staffing team will be reliable, inviting, caring and nurturing. They are chosen not only for their skill level, but also for their willingness or calling to serve this special community of people.

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

Staff will be given continued hours of training, not only through the Lucas County Board of DD, but through other avenues of education. All staff will be trained in the following- Introduction to DD, MUI, Non Violent Crisis intervention, First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, HIPAA Laws, Universal Precautions, Positive Specialized Support and any other training's that would benefit the individuals we serve.

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

Each individual will be able to have open dialogue with administrators on who will be best fit to serve the needs of each individual on a case by case basis. This can range from gender specifics (due to past trauma) up to individuals personal preference.

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).

Agency hours function with individuals needs. Office hours are 8a-4p Monday -Friday and as needed on an emergency basis.

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

We do have substitute and stand-by staffing protocol for all emergencies.

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

All concerns will be handled with our open communication policy. This will be for family members, county board representatives and all other people of relevance to our individuals. In extreme and difficult circumstances we would request special team meetings to handle disputes.

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

We participate in various recreational and leisure activities within and outside the agency. Activities and participation are tailored toward specific interests to maximize benefits and satisfaction.

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.

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?

OH

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?

8

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?

2+years

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

Staff will have semi annual and annual evaluations, at which time more training will be offered or suggested. We encourage staff to seek out training that would assist them in the betterment of the care they provide.

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

Quality assurance is checked by the director or a designated administrator on a bi-weekly basis to be sure multiple areas of the agency are running correctly. If there are any concerns, the appropriate officials will be contacted for a resolution.

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.

Like most people I became involved in this field due to a family member. My Uncle Larry was one of the most charismatic people I knew. He was the life of the party and the reason people would smile. In my younger years I never knew he had a disability, because he did everything I did. He played basketball, baseball, ran track, bowled, cooked and danced. And I mean DANCED!!!!! We loved every Monday and Thursday night watching our favorite wrestlers go into the ring and plummet each other. We enjoyed County Dinner Dances together, reenacting Michael Jackson's Thriller, and so much more. We went to almost every special Olympic event we could. This was the closest person I had to a brother. That is why I am so dedicated to this field and why I started this agency. My goal is to give this same love and enthusiasm to every person I serve and seek out staff that will follow my vision and do the same.

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