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The Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners has approved the sale of two buildings currently used as Habilitation Centers for the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS).
Kuntz Center, located at 1507 Kuntz Road in Dayton, will be sold to Better Living, LLC, and Liberty Center, 700 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, will be sold to MONCO.
MCBDDS and County Boards across the state must phase out adult day services programs for people with developmental disabilities as a result of a directive from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
After placing the four Habilitation Center facilities and Adult Services programs out for bid in March, the Commissioners received proposals for three of the four Centers. One proposal was excluded from consideration, however, as the bidder was not certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, as required in the Commissioners' Request for Proposal (RFP).
Qualified bids were not received for Calumet Center, 580 Calumet Lane, Dayton, or Jergens Center, 2122 Jergens Road, Dayton.
MONCO, who will be purchasing Liberty Center, will continue to provide employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on community employment and career planning. They will partner with Boundless, a provider based in Franklin County, to provide day habilitation services, and Toward Independence will offer transportation services for the programs.
The Kuntz building will be acquired by Better Living, LLC, which is an agency with a history of offering a variety of services to people with developmental disabilities in southwest Ohio, including those with medically complex needs. Better Living will continue to provide a.m. and p.m. shifts for day habilitation services and transportation at the Kuntz Center.
The goal is to complete the transition from MCBDDS services to private provider services at both locations by December 31, 2017, but this date is subject to a number of variables.
Individuals at the Kuntz and Liberty buildings may choose to remain at the building where they currently attend adult day programs, as the new owners have agreed to continue serving them for at least six months. Individuals can also opt for a completely different provider, if desired.
Each agency will host informational sessions with families and individuals impacted by the transition at points in the near future. MCBDDS will share details of these sessions as soon as information is available. The staff of Calumet and Jergens Centers will also be able to arrange visits for individuals who attend their programs and are interested in learning more about the new providers and their plans.
A plan for the phase out of services at the Calumet and Jergens Centers will be developed in the future.
Questions? Contact MCBDDS Community Relations at email@example.com or 937-837-9200.