What is the service?
In-Home Skill Building provides habilitation and skill building, to enable the participant to acquire and maintain skills, which encourage more independence. Services are individualized, specific, and consistent with the participant’s assessed, disability-specific needs.
How does the service work?
In-Home Skill Building is provided in the participant’s home, either when a primary caregiver is present or when that primary caregiver is regularly scheduled to be absent. Skill Building Training focuses on enhancing interpersonal skills, development, and increasing independence.
In-Home Skill Building consists of:
- Training in interpersonal skills
- Development and maintenance of personal relationships
- Skill building to support the participant in increasing community living skills, such as shopping, recreation, personal banking, grocery shopping and other community activities
- Training with therapeutic exercises
- Supervision of self-administration of medication
- Other services essential to health care at home, including transferring, ambulation, and use of special mobility devices
- Transportation to support the implementation of in-home skill building
Key Benefits and Goals
- To value and support participants to be fully functioning members of their community.
- To promote Promising Practices that result in real life outcomes for participants.
- To offer service options that will facilitate each participant’s ability to live in homes of their choice, have employment, and engage in a purposeful day of their choice to achieve their life goals.
- To provide the opportunity for all participants to direct their services to the extent that they choose.
- To provide educational opportunities and support to foster the development of stronger natural support networks and enable participants to be less reliant on formal support systems.