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In-Home Support Services
As an alternative to group homes and other residential options, Illinois MENTOR’s In-Home Support Services are designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities live more independently in the settings they choose—whether that means living with parents or other family members or in their own home or apartment.
Working closely with the individuals we serve and their families, we design individualized support options using a comprehensive life-planning process that focuses on personal choice and allows them to achieve as much independence as possible. In addition, we work collaboratively with individuals and family members to choose direct service professionals that best meet each person’s needs and preferences. Our services support each person’s personal and physical needs, including:
- Attendant/Personal Care: We provide assistance with the daily life skills and activities that are necessary for independent living. These include personal hygiene, transfer to and from wheelchairs and/or bed, meal preparation and nutrition assistance, assisting with daily activities and ensuring access to neighborhood resources and transportation.
- Habilitation: Illinois MENTOR’s habilitation services prepare individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community by developing functional skills and behavior alternative strategies. This service provides training in self-care, communication, socialization, physical and emotional expression, cognitive functioning and problem-solving, pre-vocational skills and leisure activities.
- Housekeeping: Housekeeping services provide safe and sanitary living conditions for the individual’s personal space or common areas of the home that the individual shares or uses.
- Substitute Care: We provide short or long-term relief support to family members and other caregivers, either in or away from the individual’s home. The goal of this service is to provide a break for the primary caregiver, while maintaining the social, emotional and physical needs of the individual.