Certified Family Home Overview
A Certified Family Home provides a safe, family-style living environment for adults with developmental disabilities who need some assistance with daily living activities. The Certified Family Home is operated by a provider who has been certified by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and demonstrates the knowledge and experience to provide a safe and effective service to the resident(s).
Community Partnerships of Idaho has been contracted by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to provide Program Coordination for this program. Our Program Coordinators offer a person-centered approach to assist the Certified Family Home Provider in developing implementation plans designed to meet the individual resident's needs. Program Coordinators develop written programs for the Provider to put into place in the home and offer one-on-one support to help with these programs and to enhance independent living skills for the resident.
The first step in qualifying as a Certified Family Home is completing an application with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Tools and Support
We provide a number of videos and downloads to help Certified Family Home Providers. To access these tools, please refer to the Related Downloads and Related Links on this page.
Program Coordination Contract Renewal
Date: December 4, 2020
Dear Certified Family Home Provider:
Community Partnerships of Idaho (CPI) is committed to providing you with information and updates on the Res Hab Program Coordination program. As you are all aware Community Partnerships of Idaho was first awarded the statewide contract to provide Program Coordination services to DD Waiver participants in March 2012 and were once again awarded the contract in 2016.
We are pleased to inform you that on October 16th we received notification from Health and Welfare that we have been awarded with the Program Coordination contract for the next 4 years. Although there are a few differences from our current contract, the services that we provide to you and your CFH participants should not change and you should not experience any disruption in services and support. For your information, the changes/clarifications to the new contract are:
- Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic we will continue to put the safety of CFH providers, participants, and our staff first. We will reach out and evaluate your home situation and make a joint decision on scheduling home visits in person or through telehealth.
- Program Coordinators will only be providing training specific to Program Implementation Plans during initial and annual meetings as well as during quarterly phone call reviews as needed.
- CPI Program Coordinators will continue completing the Provider Status Reviews on your home skill training programs and sending them onto the TSC’s at 6- and 12-month timeframes.
- PIPs will continue to be written to address habilitation, behavior management, health/safety risks associated with HCBS setting requirements and/or alone time safety goals.
- CPI Program Coordinators will continue contacting CFH Providers on a quarterly basis to review CFH participant progress and assist the CFH Provider with making modifications to PIPs as needed.
- CPI will continue to submit reports to Health and Welfare to include monthly Health and Safety Reports, CFH Provider Compliance Reports, Outcome Data Reports, Incoming Complaint Reports, Reconciled Billing Reports, and annual Quality Assurance and CFH Participant/Provider Satisfaction Reports.
We are committed to continuing to provide quality Program Coordination services to you and your CFH participant. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for how we can better support you. Feel free to call your Program Coordinator, Hub Supervisor or the Contract Manager, Jackie Hansen (208-376-4999)
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