Family Support Services are designed to assist families that are caring for a child or adult with developmental disabilities. The various programs offered are designed to help reduce the stress of the primary caregivers and assist the individual served to improve their abilities to care for themselves.
Families may receive one or more of the following services:
- Personal Care: A plan of care developed by the supervising registered nurse or licensed social worker and family is reviewed by a physician. Employees providing Personal Care Attendant (PCA) services are trained and supervised by the RN to carry out the services outlined in the plan of care.
- In-home Support: A program plan is developed with the County Case Manager, the family, and an HCO professional. The plan outlines activities the individual will participate in, the goal of each activity and its measure of success. The program plans are carried out in the family home, at a Resource Home or out in the community.
- Homemaker: Homemaker service is provided at the family home to assist with household tasks, such as cleaning or to share caretaking responsibilities.
- Respite Care: Respite Care allows time away for the primary caregivers by providing support for the person who has developmental disabilities. This service may be at the family’s home or at one of the Family Resource Homes licensed to provide overnight care.
- Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports: CTSS is a flexible package of mental health services for children who require varying therapeutic and rehabilitative levels of intervention. Home and Community Options specializes in providing these services to children who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Children with such disorders are assessed and treatment plans are developed and supervised by a Licensed Psychologist. Treatment is implemented by mental health practitioners who provide intensive intervention that are individualized to the child’s needs utilizing an array of interventions that are grounded in the principals of developmental psychology and behavioral change techniques.
- Family Training and Education: Family Training and Education are services provided for the person and his or her family to help family care providers with treatment plans, coping skills, or training needs identified in the service plan. Family training and education must assist the family in meeting the needs of the person with the disability and assist caretakers in improving their skills.
- Family Resource Homes: Our Family Resource Homes offer a secure, home setting to provide support services for children and their families. The Resource Homes offer planned and emergency respite care and opportunities to increase their skills and develop independence.
If you or your family are in need of family support services, contact the office of Home and Community Options, Inc. or a county case manager.