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Carolinas Home Care Agency, Inc.  

Programs services includes the following (Click on one of the following)

Community Alternative Program for Persons with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities. CAP-MR/DD

The CAP-MR/DD waiver is a funding mechanism that is utilized to provide opportunities and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The comprehensive Waiver services/supports are targeted to persons who require the level of care of an ICF-MR facility. Must have a diagnosis of mental retardation or a condition closely related to mental retardation. Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy Mental Retardation is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in the intellectual and functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills.

Closely related conditions refer to individuals who have a severe, chronic disability that meets all the following conditions

Person may need treatment and who needs are met through use of habilitation services. Habilitation services are those services designed to assist participants in acquiring, retaining and improving the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community based settings. Services that are offered uder the Cap Program are Personal Care Services, Home and Community Supports, Respite, Residential Supports, Home Supports and Supported Employment.

Personal Care Services

Personal Care Services includes support, supervision and engaging participation with bathing, eating, dressing, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living. Support and engaging the participant’s involvement is non-habilitative and describes the flexibility of activities that may encourage the participant to maintain skills gained during active treatment and/or habilitation, while also providing supervision for independent activities of the participation.

Personal Care services also include assistance with monitoring the health status and physical condition, assistance with transferring, ambulation and the use of special mobility devices.

Home and Community Supports

Home and Community Supports enables the individual to acquire, retain, and improve skills that will support him/her in functioning with greater independence in the individual’s home and community. Furthermore, this service is a habilitaion service. It provides training and other activities as they occur during the course of the participant’s day. This may encompass Individualized Day Programs, volunteer work, teaching to make bed, dusting, vacuuming, etc.

Respite

Respite care is a service that provides periodic relief for the family or primary caregiver. This service may be provided in the individual’s home or in an out-of-home setting. A maximum of 576 hours is allowed annually.

Supervised Living/Group Living Moderate Residential Supports

Carolinas Home Care Agency, Inc. Supervised Living, Group Living Moderate and Residential Supports are provided in a licensed residential setting of 1-6 beds or an unlicensed home that only has one person. RS is used to demonstrate a home and community character. A home and community facility is characterized as a facility that provides an environment like a home; provides full access of typical facilities in a home such as, a kitchen with cooking facilities, small dining areas, bedrooms and bathroom facilities. This service provides privacy to visitors at times convenient to the individual and easy access to resources and activities in the community. This service is provided to children and adults from the ages of five and up.

These services provides assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming and cleanliness, bed making and household chores, eating and the preparation of food and the social and adaptive skills necessary to enable  the individual to reside in a non-institution setting.

Habilitation, training and instruction are coupled with elements of support, supervision and engaging participation to reflect the natural flow of training, practice of skills, and other activities as they occur during the course of the person’s day.

Home Supports

Carolinas Home Care Agency, Inc. Home Supports is for adults 18 years or older. These individuals choose to live with their family and receive supports from their family members. Home Supports provides assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming and cleanliness, bed making and household chores, eating and the preparation of food and the social and adaptive skills necessary to enable  the individual to reside in a non-institution setting. Habilitation, training and instruction are coupled with elements of support, supervision and engaging participation to reflect the natural flow of training, practice of skills, and other activities as they occur during the course of the person’s day.

Supported Employment

Carolinas Home Care Agency, Inc. Supported Employment Services provides assistance with choosing/matching, acquiring/finding, development and initial job training for participants ages sixteen or older for whom competitive employment has not been achieved and/or has been interrupted or intermittent.

Pre-job training/education and development activities to prepare a participant to engage in meaningful work-related activities which may include; career/educational counseling, job shadowing, assistance in the use of education resources, training in resume preparation, job interview skills, study skills, assistance in job tasks and learning skills necessary for job retention.

Developmental Therapy/DT

Developmental Therapy is a developmental disability service that includes the assessment, treatment and instruction of individuals in the acquisition of activities of daily living skills that a client has not gained at the normal developmental stages in his or her life, or is not likely to develop socialization skills. The outcomes must be based on specific socialization needs; for example does not make eye contact when interacting with others. Bored or general goals to learn to socialize are not acceptable

These services may include but, are not limited to:

  • Functionally related skills development in areas such as recognizing street signs, making a mark for a signature, or using a calculator to balance a check book for adults who are or were not able to acquire these skills in an educational setting
  • Training in prevocational areas such as staying on task, safety, being on time, etc. as long as the primary purpose of the training is not to train the recipient in a specific job skill
  • DT Services may also be used to teach a recipient to access the community, including recreation activities.

Diagnostic/Assessment (MH/DD/SA)

A Diagnostic/Assessment is an intensive clinical and functional face to face evaluation of a recipient’s mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse condition that results in the issuance of a mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse condition that results in the issuance of a Diagnostic/Assessment report with a recommendation regarding whether the recipient meets target population criteria, and includes an order for Enhanced Benefit Services that provides the basis for the development of an initial person centered plan and for substance abuse-focused Diagnostic/Assessment, the designated Diagnostic Tool specified by DHM.

In Home Care for Adults (IHCA)

IHCA includes a range of hands-on human assistance provided to provide for recipients age 21 or older, who due to a physical disability, cognitive impairment, or chronic medical condition, are unable to accomplish tasks that they would ordinarily do for themselves if they were not disabled. Covered services under this program include hands-on supplemental assistance by a paraprofessional aide with activities of daily living (ADLs) that for this program are eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, and mobility. Services are provided in the recipient’s home.

In Home Care for Children (IHCC)

IHCC includes a range of human assistance to recipients under the age of 21, who due to a physical disability, cognitive impairment, or chronic medical condition, are unable to accomplish tasks that they would ordinarily do for themselves if they were not disabled. Covered services under this program include hands-on supplemental assistance by a paraprofessional aide with activities of daily living (ADLs) that for this program are eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, and mobility. Services are provided in the recipient’s home.

Alternative Family Living

For Cap Waiver, a home for one person who chooses this setting, the participant receives 24 hour care and lives in a private home environment with a family where the same services are provided to address the care and habilitation needs of the participant.