Group Homes, or supervised group living, provide a safe environment for up to six residents in a group living situation. Staff are provided 24-hours a day to assist and train each participant in developing daily living skills and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participants.
Each Group Home participant develops an annualized Active Treatment Plan with his/her support team. Support teams are typically comprised of the participant, family members, and staff from a variety of disciplines who provide services. The Active Treatment Plan includes the participant’s goals, likes, interests, abilities, and supports needed. Group Home programming is enacted by residential program managers, nursing staff, and direct support professionals.
Direct support professionals (DSP) receive initial and ongoing training including:
- CPR and First Aid,
- Medication Administration,
- Prevention of Abuse and Neglect,
- Positive Behavior Supports,
- Aggression Management,
- Individualized participant training,
- 24-Hours of job shadowing with a previously trained staff member,
- And quarterly Behavior Management training for staff who provide support to participants receiving Behavior Support Services.
Each of Hillcroft’s three group homes is certified annually by the Indiana State Department of Health through an Intermediate Care Facility for the Individuals with Disabilities (ICF/MR) survey process.
Eligibility for Group Home services is determined by the Bureau of Development Disabilities Services (BDDS). An individual must contact BDDS at 765-288-6516 to determine eligibility.