Ontario to improve levels of care for youth in group homes, CAS custody Decision comes following scathing expert report on institutions By Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press May 29, 2016 One of the goals of group home living is to increase the independence of residents. If you want to start a group home, consider the needs of your community and how a group home would improve the quality of life of those who live or stay there. Unfortunately, the number of available group homes has not always matched need, resulting in homelessness or re-hospitalization for some individuals. There are many types of group homes, including homes for the elderly, children and teens, those with disabilities, and those who need supervision and care during the day. LEVELS OF CARE Types of Facilities/Agencies Home Health Assisted Living Facility Type I Assisted Living Facility Type II Small Health Care Facility - Type N Intermediate Care Facility/Nursing Facility Skilled Nursing Facility Hospital Hospice Levels of Care/Services to be provided Home Health Services must be ordered by a Doctor. You will see our Oxford Levels alongside the Book Band colours on the back of each Oxford Reading Tree book. Group homes are considered more cost effective compared to institutional care. 11-402 GROUP HOME RATE SETTING (Continued) (1) The penalty shall be assessed against the group home provider by the county in the am ount of the AFDC-FC rate paid on behalf of the child; (2) The penalty shall commence on the 31st day of placement and shall continue until the provider notifies the county placing agency. As children need a different type of support at home, we also have Read with Oxford Stages which follow the same order of progression as Oxford Levels. DDS group home regulations state that direct-care staffing levels in those residences must be “sufficient” to “ensure the residents’ essential requirements for health and safety are met.” There is no requirement that the homes maintain a minimum level of direct …