Waivers provide an alternative to nursing facilities for people of all ages with disabilities. They are designed to provide services that supplement informal provisions for people who would require care in a nursing facility if the waiver or other support systems were not available.
The services we provide at HopeLink under the Family Support Waiver are:
Services provided outside of the Participant’s home that support learning and assistance in the areas of: self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living, and social skills. Community-based activities are intended to build relationships and natural supports.
Services provided to participants unable to care for themselves that are furnished on a short-term basis in order to provide temporary relief to those unpaid persons normally providing care. Respite Care can be provided in the participant’s home or place of residence, in the respite caregiver’s home, in a camp setting, in a DDRS approved day habilitation facility, or in a non-private residential setting (such as a respite home).
Participant Assistance and Care (PAC) Services are provided in order to allow individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to remain and live successfully in their own homes, function and participate in their communities and avoid institutionalization. PAC services support and enable the participant in activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility with the hands-on assistance, prompting, reminders, supervision and monitoring needed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant.