What to Expect From Placement as a Parent or Guardian?
What to expect from placement as a parent or guardian?
A transition to a CILA arrangement can be scary for individuals who have never lived outside of a family home. It can also be worrisome for their parents and families.
At My Life My Home, we emphasize that the transition should be slow, not fast. We recommend a series of meetings with employees and agency leadership, as well as a series of visits that get progressively longer. The visits at the CILA home may include an hour with family, lunch or dinner without family, an afternoon, an overnight visit and then a weekend/extended visit. We want to ensure individuals interested moving into the CILA will feel comfortable and safe in their new environment.
Individuals that need support and their families should be comfortable asking any questions. Be sure to ask our team and leadership any questions you may have.
How involved will a parent or guardian be once their loved one moves into the CILA?
You can be as involved or uninvolved as you want to be. We have a wide range of involvement among our families and guardians.
What about money management?
Our team helps teach individuals proper money management skills.
Additional financial options to be added later.
What about medical care?
Our Director of Health Services and Registered Nurses provide medical oversight and administration. Direct Support Professionals within each CILA are certified to properly administer daily medications. We also coordinate and provide transportation to medical appointments with their primary doctor, dentist, and specialists such as podiatrists, etc. We also have a nurse on call 24 hours a day.
What about visits?
Family members and guardians can visit their loved one at the CILA as often as they would like. Likewise, individuals may take short or extended visits home with their family. Please note, due to COVID, the visitation policy at My Life My Home may occasionally change.
The team at My Life My Home focus on the individual’s personal preferences and provide person-centered daily support. Living in a CILA should be as similar to living independently as possible. Except for routines set by individuals, there should be no “wake up times” or “snack times”. Our employees do not dictate the day-to-day activities. Those are driven by the wants and needs of the individuals we support.
We hope you have found this information helpful. Interested learning more about the placement of a loved one in a CILA home? Please call our office at 618-588-7136 or fill out our Referral Form. (link to referral form)