Direct Support Services
Direct support services for individuals with developmental disabilities are services provided by trained professionals to help individuals with developmental disabilities meet their daily living needs and achieve their goals. These services are designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in maintaining their independence, promoting their health and safety, and enhancing their overall quality of life.
Here are some examples of how direct support services can help individuals with developmental disabilities:
Personal care services: This includes assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and eating.
Home and community-based services: This includes assistance with household tasks, transportation, and participation in community activities.
Behavioral support services: This includes assistance with behavior management, coping strategies, and social skills training.
Health and medical services: This includes assistance with medication management, monitoring health conditions, and coordination of medical care.
Vocational and employment services: This includes assistance with finding and maintaining employment, job training, and developing work-related skills.
Educational and training services: This includes assistance with accessing educational programs and training to develop new skills.
Respite care services: This includes temporary relief for primary caregivers, such as family members or other support workers.
These services are typically provided by trained professionals such as direct support professionals, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals. The goal of direct support services is to help individuals with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible and participate fully in their communities and Caring For Families Social Services is here to help!
HOW CAN WE SERVE YOUR LOVED ONE?
COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORTS:
One-on-one direct support to promote independence, productivity, family functioning, and inclusion in the community.
Short-term care/support of an individual due to the absence or need for relief of the usual caregiver(s).
DIRECT SUPPORT SERVICES:
Direct support services assist a group of 2-6 individuals in educational, enrichment, or recreational activities of their choice.
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT:
Assists an individual to get and/or keep a job in the general workforce at or above minimum wage.
Face-to-face translation support to assist an individual to integrate more fully with community-based activities and employment in their native language.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT GROUP:
Training activities in business, industry, and community settings for a group of 2-8 individuals.