The Home-Based Services (HBS) program is designed to enable persons to remain living in their family home while receiving services that support them to achieve their personal outcomes. The HBS program provides a monthly allocation that can be used to purchase services from authorized community agencies, or to pay for Personal Support Workers (PSW) who are directed by the individual or his/her designee. HBS recipients are funding through the Home and Community Based waiver program and would be working with an Individual Service Coordinator from their geographic area. If an individual opts to purchase Self Direction Assistance, Envision Unlimited could provide this service. As an SDA provider, Envision staff would provide skills training to enable families to independently manage PSW staff, including the completion of timekeeping and other employer-related tasks. For more information regarding HBS or to make a referral, please contact Eileen Morrissey at 773-358-6941 or email@example.com.
In-home respite is intended to provide relief to the caregiver of a child or an adult with an intellectual/developmental disability; to reduce stress of the caregiver, thereby reducing the potential for crisis; is to help maintain a person with I/DD is their home and reduce the need for long term supports and services. Respite is typically provided in the family home and respite staff can be identified by the individual and their family; they would also need to complete an application for employment with Envision, successfully pass a background check and complete training requirements. In-home respite is prioritized for individuals who are not receiving any other funded service. For additional information or to make a referral, contact Respite Coordinator at 773.899.6177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.