Once an applicant is licensed as an ADH / CDH Provider and placement is made, the providers are paid for two services: Room and Board and Habilitation. Room and Board reimburses the providers for all household expenses, such as groceries and hygiene supplies. Habilitation pays for the support and training providers give to the individual placed in their home. These two services are combined into a daily rate, which will be paid every day the individual is in the provider’s home. (Providers will not be paid for times when the individual is in the hospital or nursing facility.)
A daily respite stipend is also paid to the provider to use at their discretion. It is the provider’s responsibility to identify appropriate respite providers for times when they will be unable to care for the individual (due to work hours, a needed break, etc.). An appropriate respite provider must hold a current fingerprint clearance card and be trained in CPR, First Aid, and Article 9. If respite is to be provided in the respite provider’s home, they must also pass the state home inspection. Every respite provider must be approved by Family Partners prior to providing services. Additionally, all necessary information and training for potential respite providers are offered through Family Partners.
Our providers are paid twice a month, but are not considered employees of Family Partners; they are independent contractors. Family Partners will not deduct payroll taxes, and the developmental home reimbursement is tax-free. Providers may work outside the home as long as it does not interfere with their ability to provide care to the individual placed in the home.