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In-Home and Community Supports

Our Services

Service Name

Service Description




Behavioral Support

This service is available for individuals age 21 and older and includes comprehensive assessment, the development of and revisions to a behavioral support plan that includes strategies to support the individual based upon assessment, and the provision of interventions and training to individuals, staff and caregivers. There are two levels of service that reflect the differing levels of provider qualifications and the needs of the individual.




Chore – Permanent or

Chore services consist of services needed to maintain the home in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition. Chore services consist of heavy household activities such as washing floors, windows, and walls; tacking down loose rugs and tiles; moving heavy items of furniture in order to provide safe access and egress; ice, snow, and/or leaf removal; and yard maintenance. In the case of rental property, the responsibility of the landlord, pursuant to the lease agreement, will be examined prior to any authorization of service. Maintenance in the form of upkeep and improvements to the participant’s home is excluded from federal financial participation.




Chore – Temporary

Chore services consist of services needed to maintain the home in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition. Chore services consist of heavy household activities such as washing floors, windows, and walls; tacking down loose rugs and tiles; moving heavy items of furniture in order to provide safe access and egress; ice, snow, and/or leaf removal; and yard maintenance. In the case of rental property, the responsibility of the landlord, pursuant to the lease agreement, will be examined prior to any authorization of service. Maintenance in the form of upkeep and improvements to the participant’s home is excluded from federal financial participation.



Companion

This service is intended to assist an individual who is age 18 or older to participate more meaningfully in-home and community life. It is provided to individuals living in private homes for the purposes of providing supervision or assistance that is designed to ensure the individual’s health, safety and welfare or to perform activities of daily living for the individual.



Consultative Nutritional Service

This service assists unpaid caregivers and/or paid support staff in carrying out an individual’s treatment/service plan with the goal of improving or sustaining the individual’s health status and improve his or her independence and inclusion in the community. The service may include assessment, plan development, training and monitoring.


In Home and Community Supports

Services to help people gain, maintain, and improve skills that allow them to live and participate in their local community.  Services to help people gain, maintain, and improve skills that allow them to live and participate in their local community.



Respite, 15 Minutes

These are services that are provided to supervise and support individuals living in private homes on a short-term basis for planned or emergency situations, giving the person(s) normally providing care a period of relief that may be scheduled or due to an emergency. There is a limit of 480 units per fiscal year in the Consolidated waiver and 1440 units per fiscal year in the P/FDS and Community Living waivers with a variance process to request additional units.

Transportation - Public Transportation

Public transportation costs to enable individuals to access services and resources specified in the individual’s support plan.



Transportation - Transportation Mile

Transportation by providers, family members, surrogates who are the employer or managing employer, or other qualified licensed drivers for using vehicles to transport the individual to and from services specified in the individual’s support plan. Mileage will be paid per trip. A trip is defined as from the point of pick-up to the destination while the individual is in the car.


Transportation - Transportation Trip

This service is transportation provided to individuals, with costs determined on a per-trip basis. Trip distances are defined by ODP through the use of zones.


Support Medical Environment

This service may be used to provide support in general hospital or nursing home settings where there is a documented need and the County Program Administrator or Director approves the support in a medical facility.

 

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