In Louisiana MENTOR’s Host Home program individuals live in private family homes in the community with nurturing Host Home providers—who we call Mentors. Because this model is geared towards the needs of each individual, Host Home living is highly flexible and focused on personal choice for the Mentor and the individual receiving services. In partnership with the people we serve and our Mentors we strive to create that “perfect match,” ensuring successful placements that lead to long-term, meaningful relationships—the basis of our program success.
Together the Mentor, program staff, the individuals’ family and other professionals design and implement an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) to help those we serve acquire skills, access services and participate in community life and activities.
A Model of Success
For individuals and families, our Host Home program provides invaluable peace of mind. For the payors supporting them, it represents a reliable, affordable, quality-focused solution that eliminates the need for capital expenses and the worry of ensuring continuity of direct care staff.
Services provided in the Host Home program are based on each individual’s unique needs and preferences but may include:
- 24-hour home-based supervision
- Whole life planning
- Diagnostic assessment of functional abilities
- Development and monitoring of an Individual Service Plan
- Life skills development/activities of daily living management
- Structured activities
- Family support
- Community integration
- Case management
- Medication management oversight
- 24-hour on-call support
- Advocacy services
- Program evaluation and quality assurance