In Home and Community Supports
In this video episode we meet Susie, a Home and Community Based Services staff member and Lena, a participant in the program as they enjoy the day at a local park.
The In Home and Community Supports program is designed to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities increase their independence and personal skills in their home and to access their community.
Individuals work in conjunction with a Habilitation Aide to identify the needs of the individual. These areas may include menu planning, budgeting, home maintenance tasks, personal hygiene and accessing other social service agencies that are necessary to help maintain independence. Habilitation Aides also provide assistance for participation in community activities associated with the goals of the individual. Some of these activities may include exploring nature, shopping, attending concerts and community theatre, dining out and other scheduled events.