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IN-HOME BASED SUPPORTS

At Premiere Behavioral Supports, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you and your loved ones always feel comfortable and secure. In-Home Based Supports provides socialization, teach basic self-care skills and activities of daily living. Schedule your appointment and see how our team of qualified professionals can get you or your loved ones feeling great and becoming more independent.

 

Description

Individual Supports are services that provide direct support and assistance for participants, with or without the caregiver present, in or out of the participant's residence, to achieve or maintain the outcomes of increased independence, productivity, enhanced family functioning, and inclusion in the community, as outlined in their Service Plan. Individual Supports may include but are not limited to assistance with community-based activities and assistance to, as well as training and supervision of, individuals as they learn and perform the various tasks included in essential self-care, social skills, and activities of daily living.

Examples of Individual Supports Activities      

* Please note that examples are not all-inclusive of the list of services that can be funded through this service

  • Support from staff to assist an individual participating in activities such as assistance in completing activities of daily living, ordering off a menu, purchasing items, learning basic cooking, laundry skills, etiquette, travel training, accessing activities in the community, etc.

  • Support from staff to assist in activities of daily living in their residence – dressing, personal care, eating, etc.

  • Support from staff to enable an individual to attend an event, take a class, etc.

  • Support on a job site to assist in essential self-care, social skills, and activities of daily living. 

 

*Please note that Individual Supports can be used in addition to but cannot replace Supported Employment services (such as job coaching). Supported Employment services must be provided per the standards described in this manual by professionals who have completed the Employment Specialist/Job Coach training series. For example, Individual Supports can be provided to assist an individual on a job site with safety awareness, remaining focused on work tasks, self-care needs, eating lunch, etc., but cannot assist the individual or their supervisor in learning work tasks, setting up accommodations to complete work tasks or the training associated with learning new aspects of their job duties. Those activities must be conducted by an appropriately qualified and approved Supported Employment provider.

Requirements for Division Eligibility

  • An individual must be determined eligible for services by the NJ Dept of Developmental Disables before the Premiere Behavioral Supports can provide services.

  •  An individual must meet the functional criteria of having a developmental disability.

  • is lifelong; and substantially limits them in at least three of these life activities: self-care; learning; mobility; communication; self-direction; economic self-sufficiency; the ability to live independently

  • To receive Division services, individuals are responsible for applying, become eligible for, and maintain Medicaid eligibility. 

  • An individual must establish that New Jersey is their primary residence at the time of application. 

The application process begins by contacting the Division Community Services Office representing the region where the individual resides or downloading the application from the Division website http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/services/apply/application.html.