What makes Evant different from other providers in Summit County?
Evant is a stickler when it comes to focusing on details. Evant focuses on details by:
– spending time finding out what each person receiving services really wants and needs.
– maintaining good communication with the family and/or guardian.
– connecting people with their community.
– being reliable and dependable.
Are nursing services provided?
Nursing services are provided by Evant only in the intermediate care facilities (ICFs/MR). All staff, however, receive special state approved training to become medication passers and are certified in CPR and First Aid. A visiting nurse covers when residents medical needs dictate and funding is available in Individual Options (IO) waiver homes.
What training is provided to Evant employees?
Training is provided before an employee officially starts in a position and continues periodically thereafter. Annual updates are held in many training areas. Monthly trainings occur for management staff and direct support staff at monthly house meetings.
What workshop must I go to?
Individuals have a choice in their day service provider. Day services are available by region depending upon where the home is located. All possible efforts will be made to ensure that individuals live in the region in which they attend their day program.
What does “free choice of provider” mean?
“Free choice of provider” means that the individual and his/her family or guardian has the right to select a particular provider for any given service. For example, Evant can be specified as a preferred residential provider by the individual and his/her family. Services in Summit County MRDD system are provided by many different organizations.
How will my family member learn to be more independent?
Individuals are assessed shortly after moving in. There is a team meeting where open discussion occurs and joint decisions are made regarding which area of programs are to be developed. Programs are then run by the direct support staff. Documentation is kept to assure program implementation and training occurs. Results are shared at team meetings.