Home and Community-based Service (HCS) programs provide individualized services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home, or in other community settings, such as small group homes. It is a Medicaid waiver program through the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).
Goals of the HCS Program
We strive to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving their desired lifestyles and in becoming valued members of the community by:
- Addressing health and safety issues in the context of their desired lifestyles;
- Offering opportunities to better achieve their goals; and
- Making the most efficient use of all available resources to accomplish these goals.
HCS Programs operate on the belief that every individual should have the opportunity to participate in the community, gain and maintain relationships of their choosing, express preferences, make choices, fulfill goals, and live with dignity and respect. Person-directed planning is used to represent an individual and their family’s vision about how the person wishes to live, including aspirations for the future. Person-directed planning challenges the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), Home and Community-based service (HCS) providers and MR Authorities to work in cooperation to provide meaningful services and supports for the individuals who receive services.
Services and Supports Provided by HCS
- Adaptive aids
- Minor home modifications
- Specialized therapies (includes audiology; speech/language pathology, occupational or physical therapy; dietary services; social work; and behavioral supports)
- Dental treatment
- Supported Home Living
- Residential assistance
- Foster/companion care
- Supervised living
- Residential support
- Day habilitation
- Supported employment
The Local Authority provides service coordination to all individuals enrolled in HCS.
A Little Family Service, LLC works hard to provide these services in a timely manner and we give a high priority to consumer satisfaction.