Home and Community Habilitation (HCH) Services
Home and Community Based Services assist intellectually and developmentally challenged individuals to live independently in their own homes and community by helping them with the tasks of everyday living. The services also assist participants to gain, maintain, and improve skills that allow them to live and participate in their local community. Home and Community Habilitation services include, but are not limited to:
- Teach Coping; Sensory Motor and Communication Skills;
- Encourage control over personal life activities and environment;
- Encourage regular utilization of physical exercises and relaxation to promote emotional wellness;
- Supporting individuals to participate in a faith based activities
- Learning to cook safely;
- Learning to use public transportation independently
- Learning to practice Street Safety when walking or crossing streets
- Learning to clean house (light housekeeping-cleaning dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, etc.)
- Learning to do one’s laundry
COMPANION SERVICES provide supervision and assistance that is focused on the health and safety of the individual. Companion services include, but are not limited to providing caregiving and supervision to ensure a participant’s safety and well-being, providing personal care and light housekeeping services.
- Assistance With a safe bathing environment
- Assistance with dressing and clothing suggestions
- Stand-by assistance with walking and transfers
- Preparing meals and feeding
- Escorting to appointments and social events
- Participating in crafts, cards, and games
- Reading to clients
- Making Library visits and running errands (prescription pick-ups, dry cleaning, etc.)
- Reminder Services (medication, dates, birthdays, anniversaries, routines, etc.)
Services include functional assessment, development of strategies to support the individual based upon assessment, and the provision of training individuals, staff, relatives and caregivers.
Provides assistance with housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, respite and transportation for appointments, errands, shopping and outings.
Direct services that are provided to supervise/support individuals on a short term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care.
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Performing personal care (bathing, grooming, etc.)
- Meal Preparation
- Performing light housekeeping and Laundry
- Providing companionship
- Oral hygiene and skin care
- Incontinence care
- Providing Transfers and Ambulation Assistance