Back in the day when I was working 1:1 or 2:1, if there was only one staff member present, ther was a maximum of two people we provided services to. I did adult services, so most of these were set up as roommate situations in a two bedroom apartment.
One woman we provided services to had pretty intensive needs, and so she lived in a two bedroom house, and the staff people slept in the other bedroom, or on the couch. At that time, I was the coordinator for night-time staff, so if someone didn't show up, I often got to fill in for them, especially on weekends.
The children's group home (the only true group home situation) had 6 kids at most, and a minimum of 2 staff members present at all times.
From: Kathy Pink [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Sun 8/7/2005 4:45 PM
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I think that's what they do in Madison. Kathy Jo
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>Seems like quite a load for the caregiver, don't you think? Two clients
>be doable but I'm not sure about three or more.
>And aren't you talking about a group home? Doesn't the local Social
>dept have setups like those for those who qualify? I wonder, KJ, if you'd
>able to live and function in a group home. It might be a viable option and
>you'd not have to worry about finding caregivers, etc. as the home admin
>all that, I'd think.
>On Saturday 06 August 2005 11:06 am, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > What it seems like you need to move in with another person who has the
> > needs as you do so coverage can be split between the two of you or three
> > depending on if you can find friends you can get along with. The
> > can be split equally so no one is burdening the other person. You can
> > your own room and have your privacy.
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