IDD Home and Community ServicesAssisting with everyday tasks.
Companion services are provided to individuals living in private homes for the limited purposes of providing supervision and assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult individual with an intellectual disability. Companion Services are used in lieu of Home and Community Habilitation Services to protect the health and welfare of the individual when a habilitative outcome is not appropriate or feasible (i.e. when the individual is not learning, enhancing, or maintaining a skill).
Home and Community Habilitation Services
This is a direct service (face-to-face) provided in home and community settings to assist individuals in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. Services consist of support in the general areas of self-care, communication, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, personal adjustment, relationship development, socialization, and use of community resources.
This service is provided to supervise and support individuals living in private homes on a short-term basis due to the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care .