Shared Living may be appropriate services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who need residential supports found in non-group home settings. Hands of Heartland ensures individuals receiving our services have access to caring, well trained providers in these shared living accommodations.
Our Shared Living arrangements allow individuals to reside in the residential homes of caring and competent providers contracted with Hands of Heartland. Up to two individuals with IDD can live together in these settings, which are designed to promote and teach effective communication and other independent living skills, all the while receiving support from a professional caregiver who can attend to the specific needs of each person. This option is designed to invite an individual into another family’s home or for Hands of Heartland to assist non-guardian family members as they provide care to the individual.
In order to better support people receiving our services and provide them with living arrangements suited to their individual needs, Hands of Heartland’s has recently worked to expand our focus on our Shared Living Services. Let’s explore some of the benefits these programs provide and how you can get involved.
Shared Living Services provide a balanced living arrangement for individuals who are seeking more independence in their living situation in order to support future community integration but still require support from our professional caregivers. This service is part of our broader Residential Habilitation service, where we help match people receiving our residential services to the appropriate level of assisted living to match their personal needs.
If you want to be considered for our Shared Living Services program, reach out to us directly to learn more about the unique benefits of becoming a subcontracted service provider through Hands of Heartland, including and the contractual terms and conditions of the position.
Hands of Heartland has proudly supported people with physical and intellectual disabilities in Nebraska since 1998. Our mission is to offer individuals the necessary resources to become successful, contributing members of the community with programs and services designed around our three core principles: integrity, transparency, and respect. We bring the focus of care down to individual needs and make sure that we support individuals with a team of highly-trained, compassionate, and professional caregivers. If you want to get involved with this amazing community or learn more about our services, which range from residential services to supported employment, send us a message. We can’t wait to meet you!