DISABILITY SCOOP: Caregiver Roommates Offer Housing Alternative For Adults with Disabilities
In a growing trend, young adults with disabilities now have more opportunities than ever to live with typically-developing peers who double as their caregivers. Due to the national shortage of care providers, and group homes often having long waiting lists, a company in Minnesota created a roommate matching program for people with and without disabilities. People with disabilities are able to choose where they want to live, who they want to live with, and the level of support they receive. For the roommate, the benefits are tax-free salaries and being able to assist people to live more independently.