Having a helping hand to get through certain tasks is sometimes necessary for keeping an independent lifestyle to those with developmental challenges. Luckily, there are many different options available to make this possible. Here is what you need to know about supported living services and why they are so important to those living in Wood County, Ohio.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Supported Living?
In short, supported living is designed to give those with developmental and intellectual challenges the extra help they need to enjoy an independent lifestyle. This allows them to receive additional assistance for services such as cooking, cleaning, financial management, errands, personal care, and more. The process can include having a helper come in on a daily or weekly basis to an apartment or home the person is already living in or it can mean staying in a group setting with multiple individuals with similar situations.
How Does Supported Living Differ from Assisted Living?
Supported living and assisted living are typically two very different things. Situations that deem supported living are usually just those who need minimal supervision and can generally handle most tasks on their own. They also include situations where multiple persons living in a household need help with basic tasks. Assisted living facilities are similar, but generally reserved for seniors and those with significant medical challenges who need more health intervention.
What Options Does WLRS Have for Supported Living?
When it comes to supported living, Wood Lane Residential Services has multiple different options. We have multiple different residences where individuals can experience supported living and receive services from WLRS. We also have access to in-home opportunities where providers come to a house or apartment where an individual already lives. To discuss your situation to determine which is a best option for your needs, please contact us directly.
How Can My Loved One Access Supported Living Programs Through WLRS?
As with all of our services, the process starts with a simple conversation. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will ask you a few questions about your loved one, goals, and overall needs. From there, they will recommend various services and help you decide whether you should begin the formal process to apply for supported living services. We look forward to speaking with you and being a help to your family and loved one!