Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
Home and Community-based Services (HCS) is a Medicaid waiver program which offers a variety of services. Some are: adaptive aids, minor home modifications, dental, audiology, dietary, nursing, specialized therapies, day habilitation, respite, employment assistance, supported employment, as well as Community First Choice (CFC), Host Home/Companion Care (Foster Care), and Group Homes as residential options.
The Center operates group homes with a maximum of four individuals per home. These homes are staffed with around the clock, awake staff and provide the daily living supports.
Host Home/Companion Care
The Center currently contracts with individuals who serve as providers for individuals in the provider’s residence and provide the daily living supports.
Community First Choice – Personal Assistance Services and Habilitation
Community First Choice – Personal Assistance Services and Habilitation (CFC-PAS/HAB) services provide individualized supports and activities based on the individual’s desired personal goals to promote participation and independence in the community. These services are also meant to support and preserve the family unit and the individual’s community placement. Services are provided both in the individual’s home and in the community. Supports include activities that foster and promote people’s ability to perform functional living skills. Supports also include transportation to work and community activities as well as respite services.
Respite Services provides either regular or crisis relief to the unpaid caregiver on a short-term basis when the caregiver is temporarily unavailable. Respite is provided by trained staff and can occur in the individual’s home or another location.
Nursing is provided to persons who require treatment and monitoring of health care procedures that are prescribed by a physician or medical practitioner, or required by standards of professional practice or state law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel.
Specialized Therapies provides assessment and ongoing therapy by licensed/certified professionals in the areas of: social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, audiology, dietary and behavioral supports.
Day Habilitation provides assistance with acquiring and improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills related to community living. Day habilitation is provided in a group setting on a regularly scheduled basis.
Employment Assistance helps individuals obtain paid, competitive employment in the community. It includes helping identify employment preferences, job skills, and work requirements.
Supported Employment helps individual who currently have paid competitive employment in the community. The staff will provide support to help sustain employment.
HCS Provider Information
To learn more about HCS Provider information visit the following page on our website: https://www.dentonmhmr.org/hcs-information/