Become a Host Home Provider

Also known as Family Home Agency, Life Sharing, or Shared Living, this unique living arrangement is rewarding for all.

At AbleLight, we believe every person deserves more than just a place to live. They deserve a home where they are loved, supported, and accepted. Through our Host Home program, we connect people with disabilities with families in the community to provide safe, loving homes.

The chance to make an impact

Our Host Home program is about more than just housing. And its rewards go far beyond the paycheck. Because our providers and the people we serve learn and grow from each other in new and unexpected ways. They form meaningful and lasting relationships. In short—they become family.

A rewarding career

Being a Host Home provider means you’re part of our family too. And we’ll be with you every step of the way to provide support, answer questions, and make sure you have an amazing experience as a Host Home Provider.

Expert resources every step of the way

Being a Host Home provider means you’re part of our family too. And we’ll be with you every step of the way to provide support, answer questions, and make sure you have an amazing experience as a Host Home Provider.

Host Home providers offer day-to-day support to a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The specific support depends on the needs expressed in an individualized care plan, but may include:

  • Providing daily care, such as assisting with meals, personal hygiene, shopping, transportation and more.
  • Offering companionship and opportunities for social interaction.
  • Facilitating participation in social and community activities.
  • Supporting routine medical care, such as medication and medical appointments. Complex health needs are managed by nursing support, so you do not need to be a medical professional to be a home provider.
  • Implementing the individual support plan and staying in contact with AbleLight so documentation can be updated regularly to show the support needs are being met.

Host Home providers earn a professional, income tax-free wage as an independent contractor for AbleLight. Pay is dependent on the support required. Providers also receive room and board compensation for providing shelter and meals in their homes.

The professional staff at AbleLight will help you every step of the way as a Shared Living provider, serving as your on-call resource.

We provide:

  • Extensive training and ongoing support
  • Assistance with licensing application process
  • Careful matching of you as a caregiver to the person you support
  • Assigned program manager and nurse on-call support
  • Case management paperwork and administrative support
  • Regular updates on licensing requirements and changes
  • Assistance with arranging respite care when you choose to take time away from caregiving
  • Coordination of billing and payment

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