Family-Type Home for Adults (FTHA) are state licensed, adult care facilities that offer a comfortable, home-like atmosphere to residents. Residents are dependent adults who require support services, but do not need skilled medical or nursing services.
- FTHA homes are for adults who cannot live independently on their own.
- Residents are not confined to the homes. Many are able to attend vocational programs, day programs, senior centers, and take part in other community-based activities.
- FTHA homes provide:
- a furnished room
- three meals a day and evening snack
- medication assistance
- money management
- personal care with minimal assistance (such as bathing, dressing, and grooming)
- social support
- housekeeping and laundry
- FTHA homes are located throughout NYC and are limited to no more than four residents within a one- or two-family home. They are private homes or apartments, either owned or rented by the provider.
- The cost to live in a FTHA home varies.
- Residents or their representatives can negotiate the rate with the FTHA home provider. This is for residents who are private paying individuals, which means they’re not paying with SSI and Public Assistance.
- Residents may pay with public funding like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Public Assistance. However, those rates are determined by the Social Security Administration.
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To be considered for FTHA housing, individuals must be:
- 18 years or older, and
- Unable to live independently without semi-protective care. This may be due to a:
- Developmental disability
- Mental illness
- Physical disability
- Mental impairment
- If an individual has been diagnosed with a developmental disability or mental illness, they must attend a day treatment program.
- If an individual has a history of substance abuse, they must be at least five years clean or sober.
Individuals cannot be considered for FTHA housing if they are:
- Wheelchair bound
- Have a history of:
- Substance abuse (and are not at least five years clean or sober)
- Non-compliance with medication and treatment
- Verbal and/or abusive behavior
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