Host Home Services
Host Homes are all about finding the right match between the person and Host Home provider.
Host Home Services - Iowa
Host Home services in Iowa is a community-based living option. A contractor with CSN provides supports to a person who comes to live in their home, and the residence effectively becomes the person’s home. A type of shared living arrangement is established, with the person supported contributing to costs via a room and board payment. Additionally, the subcontractor is paid to support the person to live and become fully integrated into community life. Supports include formal training, based on the person’s identified goals, as well as development of interests and connections that enable the person to be a fully participating and contributing member of the community. Want to learn more about Host Home Services? Contact us and let's talk!
Interested in Being a Host Home?
Anyone can apply to become a Host Home subcontractor with CSN. Our aim is to create the best match possible between the subcontractor and the person desiring supports. We do this by recruiting people who may make a good match, or by using our open application process and then involving the person supported in the selection process. Our aim is to identify a good match from the start, so that a Host Home relationship starts off with the greatest chance of success and longevity. We ensure that the Host Home provider meets all regulatory requirements, and offer training on how to provide quality services and supports. And we offer the same to the Host Home's identified relief subcontractors, when applicable.
What is required to become a Host Home?
Valid driver’s license and auto insurance with reliable transportation
Successful completion of background checks
Pass drug screening
Residence walk through to ensure a safe and comfortable environment
Complete necessary training
Strong desire to support another person to succeed and live the good life we all want
What training is provided by CSN to Host Homes?
CPR and First Aid
Medication Aide Training
How to meet a person’s Health Needs
Orientation to supporting people with developmental disabilities
Documentation Training on the Therap database
Identification, reporting, and prevention of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Orientation to supporting people with mental illness
Host Home subcontractors will have access to a state-of-the-art learning management system and opportunities for personal and professional development through hundreds of on-line course options and several live training events sponsored by the agency.
Major Responsibilities of a Host Home provider
Provide a safe living environment
Complete daily and other documentation in electronic format provided by the agency
Administer medications and complete treatments as ordered by physician
Support the person’s health and well-being by accompanying them to doctor’s visits, providing support to make healthy lifestyle choices, and maintaining high expectations that they will live a full and healthy life
Contribute as a team member by completing assessments and attending meetings
Implement skill development and behavior support plans written by the contractor
Ensure the person’s other needs are met, including hygiene, recreation, spiritual and social activities and involvement
Teach, support, protect and advocate for the person
Reimbursement to Host Home Subcontractors
CSN reimburses Host Home subcontractors for the provision of habilitative services and supports. We offer a competitive rate; the contract amount is based on the person’s authorized budget amount
How can you get started to become a Host Home provider?
Contact us to start the discussion!
Complete & submit application
Interview with CSN
Complete Background Checks
Complete Drug Screen
Take part in activities to identify a good match
Meet with the person you may support
Schedule & Complete necessary training
Contact CSN to Learn More
Council Bluffs Area Director
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300 West Broadway, Suite 111
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: (712) 242-0533
Fax: (712) 242-0534
Des Moines Area Director
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11167 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: (515) 225-6533
Fax: (515) 225-6775
Sioux City Area Director
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4300 South Lakeport, Suite 102
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 274-3026
Fax: (712) 355-5037
*we are not currently providing host home services