Residential Services includes Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC) services which are tasks directed at increasing the independence of the person served within his/her home or community. These tasks include assisting the individual with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, transfer and ambulatory needs, skill development, and homemaking tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
Residential/Community Living Definitions:
Congregate Setting: Services provided to a person served living with up to 4 individuals requiring paid supervisory staff and HPC for typically 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This may also include Foster Care.
Living Independently with paid staff support: Services provided to a person served living in the community receiving HPC services typically less than 24 hours, 7 days/week.
Living in Family Home with paid staff support- Services provided to a person served living with family receiving HPC services typically less than 24 hours, 7 days/week.
Respite Care: Services provided to a person served for the provision of appropriate short term, temporary HPC care and support services that are provided to sustain the viability of the living arrangement or family structure of the person served or to meet planned or emergency needs of the family or caregiver because of the absence of or need for relief of those persons normally providing care.
ICFMR: Intermediate Care Facilities for (individuals with) Mental Retardation provide residential supports to individuals whose medical needs require on-site services from a nurse or therapist. ICF’s MR have twenty-four hour per day awake staff day and are only provided by Agencies who are licensed to provide this service.
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