A Caring Heart Residential Supports Services - AFL
What is an AFL?
AFL or Alternative Family Living is a type of Residential Supports available to NC Innovations consumers. An AFL provider is an individual or couple who chooses to provide Residential Supports in their home. The AFL site must be the primary residence of the AFL provider. An AFL can be licensed or unlicensed depending on the number of consumers receiving services in the AFL home and the age of the consumer. An AFL provider receives payment for the services and support provided to the consumer. AFL providers also receive reimbursement for room and board expenses of the consumer through a separate funding source.
What Services Are Provided?
NC Innovations Residential Supports - AFL is a comprehensive service individually designed to meet the needs of the consumer. Habilitative services focus on the individual's ability to reside as independently as possible in the community. The indiviudal is assisted with acquiring, improving and retaining skills in self-help, general household management, meal preparation, personal finance management, socialization and other adaptive areas. Assistance in activities of daily living is provided per the individual's needs. Full participation in home life and community are also encouraged and supported. AFL provider transports the individual to and from the residence to community destinations.
A Caring Heart's Qualified Professionals supervise services provided in AFL settings with monthly monitoring visits at the AFL home and weekly review of service documentation.
Qualifying as an AFL Provider
A Caring Heart, as with all prospective employees, screens the AFL applicants thoroughly before placing a consumer in an AFL home. The AFL site must pass strict safety inspections prior to being approved for occupancy of a consumer. A Caring Heart matches the consumer and AFL provider based on the needs of the consumer and the qualifications of the AFL provider to ensure the best possible fit for both.
A Caring Heart provides AFL services in Eastpointe and Trillium's catchment areas. If you are a legal guardian exploring alternative residential supports for a loved one or if you are a current AFL provider or interested in becoming one, please contact the Program Director in the A Caring Heart office closest to you.