In Home Support Services
In Home Support Services are for children 3-21 years of age with a developmental disability, significant medical or behavioural challenges and who live at home with his or her family. This service option provides families with the ability to design, manage and direct their support services using Medicaid funds. Individuals/family members may choose their own staff, help decide how much to pay them and determine their schedule. There is also the option to contract with family members, businesses, neighbors or service providers for supports, transportation and a variety of other activities. Following Medicaid guidelines, individuals and/or their family work collaboratively with NHS staff to determine when and how the authorized funds are spent.
Types of Services that can be provided:
• Personal care, basic living skills such as eating, drinking, toileting, personal hygiene and dressing.
• Mobility and physical functioning.
• Communicating, including the use of technology.
• Learning to make choices to show preferences and to have opportunities to satisfy those interests.
• Pursuing interests and enhancing competencies in leisure and avocations activities.
• Services that, based on the individual’s preferences, broaden his or her life experiences through social, artistic,
and spiritual expression.
• Respite and family support services that meet the needs of individuals living with their families.