Life-sharing matching process and living arrangements
Life sharing is one life-style care option for adults with disabilities age 18 or older. This program matches an adult with disabilities to “a relationship-based living arrangement with an individual or family”. These matched individuals or families choose to share and provide life experiences and support to their matched adult.
In a life-sharing arrangement:
• People who receive services and individuals/families choose to live with each other by building a mutual, respected relationship over time
• All people involved share responsibility and support each other
• The process is different for each person and is guided by person-centered practices.
Effective as of September 1st, 2021 – lead agencies, service providers, people with disabilities and their families can use CBSM – Resource: Life-sharing matching process and ongoing support options to facilitate and create living arrangements.
This guidance applies to adults age 18 or older on the following waivers:
• Brain Injury (BI)
• Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)
• Community Alternative Care (CAC)
• Developmental Disabilities (DD).
This process does not require a formal waiver. CBSM will provide information about how to use existing disability waiver services.
See also (https://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=DHS-330303)