Choice Empowers provides services through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Program Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Supports (P/FDS) and Community Living Waivers.
Companion services are direct services provided to participants age 18 and older who live in private homes for the limited purposes of providing supervision or assistance that is designed to ensure the participant’s health, safety and welfare or to perform activities of daily living for the participant. Companions may supervise, assist or even perform activities for a participant that include: grooming, household care, meal preparation and planning, ambulating, medication administration in accordance with regulatory guidance and socialization.
HOME AND COMMUNITY HABILITATION
In-Home and Community Support is a direct service provided in home and community settings to assist participants in acquiring, maintaining and improving the skills necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, and to participate meaningfully in community life. Services consist of assistance, support and guidance (physical assistance, instruction, prompting, modeling, and reinforcement) in the general areas of self-care, health maintenance, decision making, home management, managing personal resources, communication, mobility and transportation, relationship development and socialization, personal adjustment, participating in community functions and activities and use of community resources.
IN-HOME RESPITE SERVICES
In-home respite services are direct services that are provided to supervise and support participants living in private homes on a short-term basis for planned or emergency situations, giving the person(s) normally providing care a period of relief that may be scheduled or due to an emergency.
This service is available for individuals age 21 and older and includes comprehensive assessment, the development of and revisions to a behavioral support plan that includes strategies to support the individual based upon assessment, and the provision of interventions and training to individuals, staff and caregivers. There are two levels of service that reflect the differing levels of provider qualifications and the needs of the individual.