In-home Supports Assist Individuals with Disabilities
Unified Community Connections’ In-home support programs are designed to assist individuals who need or want services including personal care, housekeeping and case management in order to remain in their own homes or in the home of a foster care provider. Individual plans are designed by the individual, with family input, to build services and supports based on individual needs and desires. Assistance may be coordinated by the individual or Unified Community Connections. All Unified Community Connections In-home Support programs are licensed by the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality.
Unified Community Connections Provides a Wide Range of In-home Services and Supports
Our services and supports include, but are not limited to:
- accessibility modifications
- adaptive equipment
- assistive technology
- case management
- community integration training
- emergency assistance
- financial counseling (paying bills, saving, etc.)
- hiring, firing, disciplining care workers
- location of resources
- personal care
Unified Community Connections’ Four Programs for In-home Supports
Unified Community Connetions offers in-home supports via these four programs funded by the Developmental Disabilities Administration of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA)
CSLA provides supports to adults with development disabilities who are in need of long-term, ongoing supports. The type and level of support can vary widely and is determined by each individual’s needs and abilities as outlined in the individual plan. Supports can include, but are not limited to: personal care, community integration training, housekeeping, meal preparation and budgeting.
Individual Support Services (ISS)
ISS typically involves ongoing supports and assistance (e.g. two hours of personal care support each morning). Services provided through Unified Community Connections’ ISS program are based on the needs of the individual. Staff involvement varies and fluctuates according to the needs of the individual.
Family Support Services (FSS)
FSS provides supports to the family of a child (individual 21 years of age or younger) to enable the family to continue to care for the individual in their home. Services provided through Unified Community Connections’ FSS program are flexible and based on the needs of each family.
Individual Family Care (IFC)
IFC provides support in foster care situations for adults with disabilities to allow for long-term residential care, enabling the individual’s well-being and inclusion in community life. Unified Community Connections monitors care provider families to ensure quality care for the individual.