What is Host Home/ Companion Care? Our Host Home/Companion Care program is a non-taxable income program that allows for family and/or non-family members to take individuals with IDD into their home to provide a safe, supportive and joyful living environment. Hosts provide personal assistance with daily and nightly living activities. Hosts are financially compensated based on the level of need of each individual.
As a Host Home Provider, you will oversee the day-to-day needs and well-being of an individual around the clock. You are responsible for your individual’s safety, health, and mental stability. Berry Family Services ensures that you are equipped with the training and tools essential to meet those needs. Special needs training is required by the state and tailored to each individual.
Minimum State Requirements:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must pass a criminal background check
- Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalency, or pass a competency test with three letters of recommendation
- Must pass a residential review and be able to provide documentation to satisfy state rules and regulations.
Duties might include:
- Grocery shopping
- Administering Medication
- Community Integration
- Behavior Intervention
- Medical Visits
- And more
Qualified applicants have a knowledge of caring for individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities, some home health care experience, and most of all, a commitment to serve and help those who cannot help themselves. Being a Host takes a special heart and Berry Family Services and its staff will assist you with every step along the way. If you are interested in our Host Home/Companion Care Program, please contact us for more information or use the link below to apply.