St. Joseph Home’s Residential Program is situated on 33 acres in Sharonville, OH. Each of the Home’s six cottages includes a living room, eight beds, bathing and kitchen areas. The Home serves 48 children and adults with complex medical needs and is the only agency in Hamilton County of its kind. In January 2014, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities certified the Home as a Pediatric Ventilator Unit. Currently, five of the children served are ventilator dependent, with the youngest being just one-year-old. Residents enjoy a quality of life that includes daily activities such as swimming in the Home’s therapy pool, arts and crafts with assistance from staff and volunteers, entertainment and the support needed to actively participate in the community.
All St. Joseph Home school-aged residents attend either a county special needs school or St. Joseph Home Academy, our on-site school program for those too young or too medically fragile to leave our campus. Older residents attend a workshop program that is specially designed to allow those with significant developmental disabilities to achieve the dignity and purpose that comes with employment. St. Joseph Home holds a Summer Camp program for school-aged residents to keep them active and stimulated during summer break.
A family’s decision to place their child at St. Joseph Home is always a difficult but loving one. Some families take advantage of our respite center services prior to placing their child permanently with St. Joseph Home, so they gain knowledge of the services provided and trust in the loving care their child receives.
For more information about the Residential Program, contact Theresa Brockert, RN, at (513) 563-2520.
“The daily contact and care given by the St. Joseph Home community to our son, John, draws all closer to become more as a family than as a caregiver-client relationship”. Ralph and Anne Chambers (SJH Parents)