Common Misconceptions about Lifesharing
Misconception: Lifesharing is only for individuals who are independent.
Reality: Lifesharing is a residential option for all adults with special needs. Individuals in Lifesharing often become more independent.
Misconception: Individuals with challenging behaviors cannot be supported through Lifesharing.
Reality: Behavior Support Services are available to assist individuals who are facing behavioral challenges.
Misconception: Individuals who require 24-hour supervision cannot be supported in Lifesharing.
Reality: Many individuals requiring 24-hour supervision thrive in supportive and caring Lifesharing homes. Day-programs and respite care are available during those times when the Lifesharing provider is not.
Misconception: Individuals who use a wheelchair cannot be supported through Lifesharing Services.
Reality: Homes can be modified to meet the individual’s needs and there are Lifesharing households willing to support someone who needs that level of care.
Misconception: Lifesharing is somehow less safe than community homes.
Reality: Lifesharing would not be a service approved for federal Medicaid funding if it did not meet the health and safety needs of waiver recipients.