Case Management Services
Developmental Disabilities Case Management Services are designed to support individuals with a diagnosis of developmental disabilities (afore-recorded mental retardation) in accessing needed services and utilizing community supports and resources. Services/supports may be related but not limited to:
- Any other identified need for supports essential for living in the community
Activities of Case Management include: identifying potential individuals, assessing needs and planning services, linking the individual to services and supports, developing supports/resources, coordinating services with other providers, enhancing community integration, monitoring service/support delivery, providing instruction and counseling, and advocating for individuals in response to their changing needs.
Congregate Residential Services
Congregate Residential Services are provided in a group home and focus on helping an individual to maximize his/her own potential for independence. Individuals receive training in areas of personal hygiene and grooming, communication skills, domestic skills, social living, and community integration. Congregate Residential Services provide overnight, awake staff to monitor medical, health, and behavioral needs of the individuals. Medical needs are continually assessed and referrals for medical care are made to the program nurse or the individual’s physician. Needed medications are administered by trained staff under a doctor’s order. Individuals who receive congregate residential services also receive day support services in a location separate from the group home. All group homes provide services in a family-like environment, observing as much personal freedom as possible.
Residential Support Services
Residential Support Services provides skill development, supervision, and support to individuals with Developmental Disabilities who reside in their family’s home. Services and supports are tailored to support each person’s achievement of his/her personal goals with an overall goal of independence. This service does not typically provide continuous 24-hour care. Individuals receive training in the areas of personal hygiene and grooming, communication skills, domestic skills, social living, and community integration. Medical needs are continually assessed and referrals for medical care are made to the program nurse or the individual’s physician. Needed medications are administered by trained staff under a doctor’s order. Residential Support Services provide four (4) types of services; residential training, personal assistance, respite companion.
Day Support Services
Services include person-centered training and specialized supervision for the acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization and adaptive skills. The service is designed for maximum peer interactions and frequent opportunity for community and social integration. Services may be either center-based or non-centered based. Each individual will be included in and play a key role in service planning and will have the freedom to make changes to the plan at their discretion. An individual may also receive physical, occupational, or speech/language therapies.
Infant Intervention Services
A variety of supports and services are available for eligible children and their families. These supports and services are delivered in the natural environment of the child in settings such as the child’s home or daycare or in other community settings where the child is present. The supports and services provided to individual children are based on child assessment which includes information regarding the child from a variety of sources and the outcomes the family has for the child. Each child is assessed in the areas of cognitive, physical (including gross and fine motor), communication, social/emotional and adaptive development. Screening is completed for the vision and hearing development of each child. There are no income requirements for services. A sliding fee scale based on the taxable income of the family and the family size is used to determine if the family will be responsible for any charges for services delivered as part of the child’s service plan. Some specific services are provided at no cost to the family for all children. Children with Medicaid receive all services at no cost to their family