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Adults with Special Needs

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Text reads: Home-based services allow individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes while receiving supportive services. These services help increase independence and relieve family members of some of the caregiving responsibilities. They can be arranged privately, through home health agencies, or other agencies serving those with disabilities.

Home Based Services allow adults with special needs to live independently in their own homes while receiving supportive services. Select each tab to learn more. Professional caregivers are most commonly used to assist with the tasks of daily living, such as bathing or dressing. Professional caregivers are typically hired through a health care agency. If eligible, Medicare or Medicaid may be available to pay for these services and require agency-certified caregivers. Also, TRICARE or an insurance carrier may also cover some of these costs. Homemaker services provide a wide range of services including yard work, house cleaning, running errands, meal planning, personal care, and child care. Having someone to complete difficult chores can reduce stress and allow additional time to participate in other activities. For individuals with limited energy or mobility, homemaker services may be a necessity. When managing a special need, it may be difficult to develop personal relationships or to ask for assistance with the routine tasks of daily life. Companionship services make activities such as grocery shopping, preparing meals, making and getting to appointments, or attending recreational activities more enjoyable and easier to perform. Nutrition programs provide assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping, or meal preparation.

Professional Caregivers
Homemaker Services
Companionship Services
Nutrition Programs