Home Supports are direct support services provided to an individual with intellectual disabilities or autism who is living in a caretaker or guardian's home. The service is provided in the member's home, for the purpose of supporting the individuals and their caretaker and allowing the individual to be able to remain in their home.

Services are provided by a Direct Support Professional to improve and maintain a member's ability to live as independently as possible. Home Support is direct support to a member and includes primarily habilitative training and/or personal assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and/or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), development and personal well-being.

Within the scope of Home Support, there may be activities that require that the service be carried over into the community. Nothing in this rule is intended to prohibit community inclusion as a reimbursable service accompanied by documentation on the Personal Plan provided that the service has a therapeutic outcome. An example is shopping for food, which may later be prepared in the home. This is allowable as long as it does not duplicate Community Support.

For more information contact: Meryl Sullivan, Quality Assurance Professional, by calling 532-9446 ext. 1122 or e-mail meryl.sullivan@clamaine.org.