Chore services provide individuals who qualify for this service with assistance with routine house chores such as, laundry, menu planning, grocery shopping, and light housekeeping when the individual or anyone else in the household is not capable of performing or financially responsible for the tasks required to maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe home environment. This is an available service through the “Community First Choice” program through the Senior and Disability Services.
For more information regarding Chore Services and Regulation, click below to access the SDS document.
Respite Services are provided to allow unpaid primary caregivers rest or relief from the day-to-day tasks and support they provide to the individual who is requiring ongoing support for most of the time to prevent institutionalization. This can also be used when a primary caregiver is unable to provide care for the individual for limited periods of time. These services may be provided in the individual’s private residence, in the private residence of the respite care services provider, in specified licensed Assisted Living Homes, or at community locations that contribute to furthering the goals of the recipient.
Respite can be approved as an hourly or daily service and cover up to a maximum of 24hrs depending on the service plan.
If you would like to read more information regarding Respite Services and Regulations, you can access the SDS document by clicking the button below.
Day Habilitation Services are provided to individuals within the appropriate community settings (non-residential settings) in a manner that will contribute to the individual’s accomplishing the outcomes and goals specified in the individual’s Care Plan and increasing participation in and access to community settings and resources.
The aim is to assist individuals to acquire, retain, and improve the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community. These services provide supervision and a secure environment for individuals, maybe planned to reinforce skills or lessons taught in other settings, and may include both individual and group activities.
In addition, day habilitation services may be provided to assist individuals to participate in meaningful activities, including hobbies, clubs, and other age-appropriate or senior-related activities available in the community. Individuals are encouraged to be independent with choosing activities or events they want to participate in the community safely.
For more information on Habilitation Services and Regulations, please click the button below to see the SDS documentation.
Supported employment services are direct support services provided to individuals in 2 different categories (individual settings & group settings) based on the need of the individual.
These support services are provided to focus on activities:
In addition, these services may include benefits support, training, planning, and asset development.
Following job placement, the support services are designed to provide intensive, ongoing supports, including supervision, job coaching, and additional training, to enable the individuals to perform their job-related tasks in the workplace with the primary goal of maintaining/retaining competitive employment.
If you would like to learn more about Supported Employment Services, you can access the SDS documentation by clicking the button below.
Residential habilitation are direct support services provided at a residence the individual resides; like their family residence, own home or apartment, or a licensed assisted living home. Because some skills development may be enhanced by activities in community settings, services may be rendered in other environments provided the settings are appropriate for delivery of the services in a manner that will contribute the acquisition of skills necessary for daily living in the individual’s residence and are approved in the individual’s Care Plan.
These services are designed to assist an individual acquire, retain, and improve the self- help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to maximize independence and to live in the most integrated setting appropriate to the individual’s wishes and needs. The activities provided as residential habilitation services are planned with the objective of maintaining or improving the individual’s physical, mental, and social abilities. These services are person-centered, and may include personal care, oversight, supervision, and skills development.
Based on the age and residence of the recipient, residential habilitation services are rendered in one of the following categories:
In-home support is one-on-one direct support services rendered in the capacity of “residential habilitative services” to individuals who are younger than 18 years of age and who live full time in private residences where their unpaid primary caregivers (parent/guardian/caretaker) also reside.
Supported Living Services are one-on-one direct support services rendered in the capacity of “residential habilitative services” to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who live full time in their own private residences.
Family home habilitation services are direct support services provided to the individuals in a licensed assisted living home or licensed foster home where an individual who is not a member of the recipient’s immediate family is the paid, primary caregiver.
There are 2 different types of family habilitation homes:
Group home services are direct support services rendered in the capacity of “residential habilitative services” to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who live full time in a residence that is licensed as an assisted living home for two or more individuals. The home has sufficient number of direct service workers to meet the scheduled and unscheduled needs of all individuals residing in the group home site and to provide 24-hour on-site supervision and oversight, unless otherwise approved in the individual’s Care Plan.
If you would like to learn more about these services and all they have to offer, you can access the SDS documentation by clicking the button below.
Nursing Oversight and Care Management (NOCM) are direct support services provided by a registered nurse within the agency to individuals who qualifies and needs extraordinary supervision and observation because of a medical condition. The nurse develops and implement a plan to train the recipient and the recipient’s care givers regarding how to perform the medical care tasks necessary to meet the recipient’s need as specified in their service plan. In addition, the NOCM nurse may develop a nursing plan for individual who are dependent on medical care or technology to maintain health.
If you would like to read more about NOCM Services, please click the button below to access the SDS document.
PCS and CFC-PCS Services are direct one-on-one support services provided to individuals with a physical disability, functional limitations and older Alaskans. These direct one-on-one services can be for a temporary period or long term, as determined by the individual’s needs & approved Support Plan.
The individuals could receive support as directed in the individual’s support plan with activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and other activities covered under Personal Care Services and Community First Choice including physical assistance with bathing, hygiene, showering, toileting, transfers, etc.
If you would like to learn more about PCS and CFC-PCS services, please click the button below to read the SDS documentation.