CHOICE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & CONSULTATION SERVICES
Community Guide, Respite Care, In-Home Skill Building, In-Home Intensive Support, Supported Employment, Personal Care, Community Networking, Residential Supports/AFLs; AFLs in collaboration with Hillcrest House
Community Guide services provide support to participants and planning teams that assist participants in developing social networks and connections within local communities. The purpose of this service is to promote self-determination, increase independence and enhance the participant's ability to interact with and contribute to his or her local community. Community Guide Services emphasize, promote and coordinate the use of natural and generic supports (unpaid) to address the participant's needs in addition to paid services. Community Guide services are intended to enhance, not replace, existing natural and community resources.
Respite services that provide periodic relief to the family or primary caregiver(s) from the responsibility and stress of caring for the individual. This service enables the primary caregiver to meet or participate in planned or emergency events to have planned time for his/her and/or family members. Respite may include in-and out-of home services inclusive of overnights, weekend care, emergency care or continuous care up to ten consecutive days. In order to be considered the primary caregiver, a person must be principally responsible for the care and supervision of the participant, and must maintain his/her primary residence at the same address as the participant.
In-Home Skill Building
In-Home Skill Building provides habilitation and skill building to enable the participant to acquire and maintain skills, which support more independence. In-Home Skill Building augments the family and natural supports of the participant and consists of an array of services that are required to maintain and assist the participant to live in community settings. This service consist of: interpersonal skills and the development and maintenance of personal relationships, training with therapeutic exercises, transporting and assisting community living skills such as shopping, recreation, and other community activities.
In-Home Intensive Support
Intensive In Home Support is available to support participants in their private home, when the participant needs extensive supervision and support. Habilitation, support and/or supervision are provided to assist with positioning, intensive medical needs, elopement and/or behaviors that would result in injury to oneself or other people.
Supported Employment Services provide assistance with choosing, matching, acquiring, finding, and developing initial job training for participants ages 16 and older for whom competitive employment has not been achieved and /or has been interrupted or intermittent. Recipients generally transition toward utilization of Long Term Vocational Supports.
Community Living & Support
community Living and Support is an individualized service that enables the wavier beneficiary to live successfully in his/her own home, the home of his\her family natural supports and be an active member of his \her community.
Community Networking services provide individualized day activities that support the participant’s definition of a meaningful day in an integrated community setting, with persons who are not disabled. This service is provided separate and apart from the participant’s private residence, other residential living arrangement, and/or the home of a service provider. These services do not take place in licensed facilities and are intended to offer the participant the opportunity to develop meaningful community relationships with non-disabled individuals. Services are designed to promote maximum participation in community life while developing natural supports within integrated settings. Community Networking services enable the participant to increase or maintain their capacity for independence and develop social roles valued by non-disabled members of the community. As participants gain skills and increase community connections, service hours should fade; however a formal fading plan is not required.
AFL/ Residential Supports
Residential Supports consist of an integrated array of individually designed training activities, assistance and supervision.
Residential Supports include:
- Habilitation Services aimed at assisting the participant to acquire, improve, and retain skills in self-help, general household management and meal preparation, personal finance management, socialization and other adaptive areas. Training outcomes focus on allowing the participant to improve his/her ability to reside as independently as possible in the community.
- Assistance in activities of daily living when the participant is dependent on others to ensure health and safety.
- Habilitation services that allow the participant to participate in home life or community activities. Transportation to and from the residence and points of travel in the community is included to the degree that they are not reimbursed by another funding source.