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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 2, 2017
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
lernerj@co.rockland.ny.us

Rockland Schedules Oct. 12 Orientation for Family-Type Home Provider Program

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day announces that Rockland Department of Social Services will hold an orientation for people who are interested in becoming a Family-Type Home Provider.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for people with extra room in their homes to earn both money and the satisfaction of helping another person by providing companionship to an adult who is unable to live alone," he said.

Providers earn up to $860 monthly per resident. In return they are expected to provide a family setting, companionship and a supervised environment for one to four adults who cannot live alone due to age, or minor physical or emotion disability.

The Family-type Home program has been available in Rockland County for many years, said Joan Silvestri, Rockland County Commissioner of Social Services.

"We would love to have more providers so we can expand the service," she said.

An orientation for people who want to learn more about the program will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, Department of Social Services, 50 Sanatorium Road, Pomona, Building C (East Wing Conference Room).

Residents are people 18 years of age and older who cannot live alone but have much to offer to a family. They may be unable to maintain a home because of advanced age or physical or developmental disabilities, yet they do not need the skilled medical and nursing services provided in nursing homes.

Residents are not confined to the home. Many go to jobs, schools or senior citizen centers, and take part in other activities. Some are able to do volunteer work in the community.

Providers are people who enjoy helping others become as independent as possible. Homemaking skills and good common sense are important. They do not need specialized education or experience to provide a comfortable homelike atmosphere.

Staff from DSS will be at the orientation to answer questions about the program and the process to become a provider.

A mandatory training session will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 9.

For more information contact Vivian Peltz at 845-364-3561.

 

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