Attendant Care Services support and assist an individual in accomplishing activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, and health related tasks through hands-on assistance, supervision, or cueing. ADL is a term used to refer to daily self-care activities within an individual’s place of residence, in the community, or both. IADL activities are not necessary for fundamental functioning, but they let an individual live more independently in their community.
Home & Vehicle Modifications
Home Modifications are physical adaptations to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the individual in the home, or to enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home. Vehicle Modifications are the adaptations that are made to a car or van that is the primary means of transportation for an individual in order to accommodate the service needs of the individual.
Through the use of a person-centered approach, Behavior Support Specialists provide support to the people receiving services, their families, and teams by creating a more positive environment. Benefits of the Behavior Support Plan include addressing behavioral concerns through Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) assessment, developing customized plans based on individual and team needs, and use of an integrated team approach to take all variables of the behavior into account.
Assistive Technology/ Devices
Assistive Technology may provide additional security and replace the need for direct interventions to allow self-direction of care and maximize independence such as motion/sound sensors, two-way communication systems, automatic faucets and soap dispensers, incontinent and fall sensors, or other electronic backup systems. An Assistive Device is any category of durable medical equipment, mechanical apparatus, or electrical appliance used to assist and enhance an individual’s independence in performing any ADL, IADL, or health related tasks.
Relief Care is short-term care and supervision provided because of the absence, or need for relief, of persons normally providing the care to individuals unable to care for themselves. Daily relief care may be authorized when an individual has been assessed as having ADL/IADL support needs that are intermittent or occur at unpredictable times, and the typical support to meet those needs is unavailable or needs a break from providing that care.
Employment Path Services are services to provide learning and work experiences. It may include volunteer opportunities and experiences. The goal of Employment Path Services is for an individual to develop general employment skills that may be used to obtain an integrated job in their community. Employment path also includes individualized benefits counseling.