Increase percentage of clients with Developmental Disabilities served in home and community-based settings
The vast majority of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities prefer to receive services at home or in community-based settings. More and more families are asking for services that help them to be part of the community where they live. In addition, home and community-based services are more cost-effective than care in a facility. By increasing the percentage of people served at home or in the community, we are meeting their needs and sustaining our ability to provide services in the future.
- Lack of funding for community-based services;
- Lack of flexibility in existing supports and services to meet the unique needs of individuals;
- Lack of awareness by individuals and their families regarding the availability of community services; and
- A service delivery system that has not kept pace with the current needs of individuals.
- Reviewing individual waiver enrollment requests on a weekly basis in order to quickly determine if the person qualifies for additional support;
- Moving individuals who live in the Residential Habilitation Centers to community-based settings when requested by the individual and family;
- Expanding capacity of the Basic Plus waiver, Core waiver and implementing the new Individual Family Service waiver to support individuals to remain in their own homes;
- Conducting quarterly meetings with stakeholders to evaluate and improve services provided by the Administration; and
- Implementing the Community First Choice State Plan which expands service options to participants to meet their health and welfare needs.