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Unlock potential through home-based support.

Providing better care for a loved one with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and other behavioral health challenges is no small task. You’re not alone in this. We’re committed to bringing the solutions to you.

Together, our caregivers and their clients are creating more empathetic, supportive care communities. We’re redefining what it means to care with concierge-style, tailored support.

Hire A-1 to care for your loved one and you’ll experience the difference:
  • Compassionate care with unique treatment plans and positive reinforcement
  • Support with behavioral health struggles through applied behavior analyses
  • A go-to caregiver who builds relationships and communicates with your care team
Contact us today and experience the freedom of single-point-of-contact care for yourself.

How can we serve you?

Supported Living

Our supported living pros provide disabled people with support where they need it, at home and in their community. This customized support helps patients and their families achieve unique and exciting goals.

We serve:

  • Families of individuals with pediatric developmental disabilities, needing occupational, speech, physical, and Direct Support Professionals
  • Adults with developmental disabilities needing all types and amounts of care, 50% needing full-time assistance and 50% needing part-time assistance
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Parent-Directed Providers (PDP)

Directing services for a family member with developmental disabilities is no small task. The Parent-Directed Provider (PDP) option allows you to delegate time-consuming administrative paperwork to A-1 so you can focus on ensuring the best care for your loved one.

What’s more, A-1 can help you recruit and manage your own local team, typically consisting of 3-5 aides. We provide programming consultation, therapist training, and treatment monitoring at no cost to you.

  • Hand-pick your own caregiver team members

  • Set a care schedule that works for you and your family
  • Delegate paperwork, training, and compliance to Onward

Not sure if your family is eligible? We’ll help you find out. Review the requirements below and contact us with questions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Level One Waiver
  • I/O Waiver
  • Ohio Shared Living OR Self Waiver

Interested? Contact your local county board SSA and ensure you’ve selected “A-1 Preferred Sources” as your waiver provider.

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Home Health Nursing

We offer a full range of care for people with developmental disabilities, including skilled nursing care. Our RNs and LPNs are qualified to administer medications and perform advanced medical procedures if needed, all from the comfort of your home.

Your nurse will communicate with your care team through advanced technology to track progress. This keeps other caregivers informed and empowered to be present with your loved one and offer compassionate care.

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Home Health Aides

Our Home health aides assist with personal daily living activities—bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, transportation, and toileting. Because no matter how limitless your loved one’s potential, we could all use a little help sometimes.

Our aides are also trained to do some simple medical tasks like checking vital signs, blood pressure, respiration and pulse. But the most beautiful part of the relationship is the friendship, trust, and ongoing support provided by a go-to caregiver.

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Home Health Therapies

Skip the hospital and medical center visits and enjoy therapies given in the comfort of home. Whether occupational, speech, physical and/or behavioral, we bring experienced direct service providers to you.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. OT can help people regain independence in all areas of their lives by helping with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy (ST) is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders to improve communication. Your loved one might benefit from articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and more.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) eases pain and helps people function, move, and live better. Physical therapy can help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better engage and participate in treatment through functional mobility enhancements.

Remote Monitoring

Remote support allows an off-site caregiver to monitor and respond to your loved one’s health, safety, and other needs using two-way, real-time communication technology. For small issues and emergencies alike, your caregiver will be on-call 24/7 to greet your with a warm smile and a helping hand.

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“I appreciate their flexibility”

A-1 has been very flexible with us and willing to work with our needs. The caregivers just know my kids really really well. They know their ins and outs and can anticipate their needs.


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