The Home Environment

  1. Do the homes run by your agency have backyard areas where residents can socialize and relax?
  2. Do any consumers or staff members smoke? What are the smoking policies?
  3. Who is responsible for keeping common living areas clean?
  4. Who is responsible for yard work around the home?
  5. To what extent can residents leave personal belongings in common living areas?
  6. How accessible are your homes to persons with physical challenges?
  7. Do your homes have central air conditioning?
  8. Who is responsible for cooking meals?
  9. What responsibilities do residents have for upkeep of the home? Are these responsibilities voluntary or assigned?
  10. Who is responsible for doing laundry? 
  11. How do staff encourage residents to participate in leisure activities at the house?
  12. How is a resident’s mail handled?

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