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Important Information about SACH Services
For more than 27 years, the Services to Adult Care Homes (SACH) program has ensured adult care facilities are meeting the needs and providing quality care for vulnerable adult populations in our community. However, SACH training services will be discontinued in 2016. Unfortunately, the lack of adequate and consistent funding coupled with other external forces has led to this decision.
SACH staff will be available during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.) to provide information and assistance through December 23, 2015 and after that time the offices will not be staffed. Check back to this page for any updates in 2016.
In the absence of SACH, the following resources may be beneficial to adult home operators:
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) (614-644-8317 or mha.ohio.gov) is the primary resource for training required for all ACF operators/staff to be in compliance with rules and keep the license in good standing. OhioMHAS is offering training opportunities over the next several months through their Housing Policy and Resource Section and the Office of Licensure and Certification. Refer to: http://mha.ohio.gov/trainings-housing-learning-series for more details. The state is also the resource for information on any licensure related questions, including interpretation of the rules and standards and other related technical assistance.
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County (216-241-3400 or adamhscc.org) will continue its role as an advocate to ensure the health and safety of mental health consumers residing in ACF’s in Cuyahoga County and as a resource to help assist with linking consumers to behavioral health services.
Long Term Care Ombudsman (1-800-365-3112 or 216-696-2719) serves Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties and has the role of supporting people who use long term care services, , including residents of adult care facilities. In addition to helping consumers identify, select, and connect with appropriate services, LTCO investigates concerns and complaints by residents, and performs advocacy visits to adult care facilities over the course of the year.
If you are an operator who has a facility outside of Cuyahoga County, you may want to look to OhioMHAS, LTCO or your local ADAMHS Board (for a listing, refer to: http://www.oacbha.org/) for supporting residents of adult care facilities. In addition to helping consumers identify, select, and connect with appropriate services, LTCO investigates concerns and complaints by residents, and performs advocacy visits to adult care facilities over the course of the year.
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