Let’s take for instance my friend Dan.
Dan receives supports from BlueGrounds Agency .
- He lives in a group home with 9 other people. He has 12 different DSP‘S who support him when he is home.
- BlueGrounds also help him with all his medical appointments, that is usually Jenny from the nursing department. Sometimes his service coordinator helps him to get to his dentist, eye doctor and psychologist, her name is Dana.
- During the day Dan splits his week. Monday- Wednesday he goes into the community with an agency job coach, they contract with a local construction company. He has 2 different support staff help him with work. The remaining days he spends in a dayhab room working on rec leisure things, Ryan is his favorite staff.
- He also has expressed some interest in becoming a radio announcer, so the agency vocational director goes with him quarterly to visit local radio stations.
One could argue that all support staff have access to his health history- his diabetes crosses into all areas of his life. SO ACCESS TO ALL.
Then there is the support staff implement at home to help Dan make sure he wears clean underwear each morning. How can one argue the importance of the vocational director knowing this information? SO ACCESS TO HOME ONLY.
Job coach supports him in entering his paycheck into his checkbook ledger each, one could argue it is benign enough information, right? SO ACCESS TO ALL.
So I wonder, how are others determining access? Are there any strong feelings one side or the other? IF it were you receiving supports who would you want to know what?