Shared Living provides a home and supports for an adult with intellectual disabilities in the home of a qualified independent contractor. Shared Living is similar to foster care, but with the emphasis that the home is a cooperative sharing of space and supports between adults. In essence, the individual becomes part of the Shared Living Home Provider’s life and family.
NMG acts as an Administering Agency to the Shared Living Provider (SLP). In order to provide the services as a SLP, the SLP must enter into a contract with a qualified administering agency of their choice. The Agency role is to provide essential consultative services, such as:
- Recruiting providers and assisting to match individuals with the appropriate home. The decision for placement sits with the individual and their guardian.
- Billing and disbursement of Maine Care dollars.
- Assessing for the individual and their team, whether the SLP meets the qualifications as determined by the Maine Care program and the individual’s plan.
- Assisting the team with providing quality assurance on the person’s quality of life and of the SLP’s compliance of the Maine Care regulations.