Community Guide Services provide support to individuals in developing social networks and connections within local communities. The purpose of the service is to promote self-determination, increase independence, and enhance the individual’s ability to interact with and contribute to his or her local community.
Individual must have Medicaid to receive Community Guide Services.
Community Guide can assist:
• with locating non-Medicaid community supports and resources; this includes social activities, classes, volunteer opportunities, and educational resources.
• the individual and family with advocating for school services.
• in locating options for renting or purchasing a personal residence; assist with purchasing furnishings for the personal residence.
• the family in locating day/child care options.
• the individual with identifying a self-advocacy organization or other advocacy resources.
• with explaining guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.
For more information, please contact Steph Madara at 919-316-9973 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Services offers a unique approach to serving individuals who have funding sources like the Innovations waiver. The Arc hires, trains and supervises support staff. Services based on individual need as well as funding.
NOTE: We currently have a Wait List for some of our Individual Services in ORANGE COUNTY have a Wait List. Please call our office for details and information on getting on the Wait List.
For more info call 919-942-5119 x122
COMMUNITY LIVING & SUPPORTS
This service provides training to help the participant acquire and maintain skills that promote independence. Community Living and Supports (CLS) is a supplement to family and natural supports and consists of an array of services that help enhance the individual’s life in the community, including but not limited to:
- Interpersonal skills and how to develop and maintain personal relationships
- Community living skills such as shopping, banking, and other community activities
- Services that are essential to health and wellness, such as therapeutic exercises, supervision of self-administration of medication, transferring, ambulation, and using special mobility devices
- Transportation to activities that support CLS related goals
There is an additional component of support and supervision in regards to a participant’s performance of daily living skills which could include the following areas:
- Personal hygiene and bathing
- Performing housekeeping chores deemed essential to the individual’s health and welfare and incidental to care or otherwise included in the Individual Specific Plan
- Assessing and monitoring health status through activities such as transferring, ambulation, and the use of special mobility devices
Community Living and Supports is a combination of In-Home Skill Building and Personal Care which will be phased out by Nov 2017. (01/17)
This service provides access to activities that help the participant integrate with the community at large and learn to develop relationships with non-disabled individuals in the community. Community Networking consists of an array of services designed to help the individual find meaning in his/her life and to promote independence, including but not limited to:
- Attending classes dedicated to hobbies/leisure interests
- Participating in adult education
- Volunteering for a local business
- Using public transit
- Transportation from the individual’s residence to the training site(s)
This service provides periodic support and relief to a participant’s primary caregiver so that the caregiver may attend to errands, spend time with other members of the family, or participate in events. Respite may include services in or outside of the participant’s home and can include the following:
- Overnight care
- Weekend care
- Emergency care
- Continuous care for up to 10 consecutive days (This service is only for the individual, not for any siblings or other family members.)
B3 Respite Services provides relief to primary caregiver(s). Families need to know their loved one is in good hands and being supported.
B3 Respite Services may be available for individuals who have Medicaid, but do not have the Innovations Waiver. This service provides periodic support and relief to a participant’s primary caregiver so that the caregiver may attend to errands, spend time with other members of the family, or participate in events. Respite may include services in or outside of the participant’s home.
Durham Voucher Respite Program (Durham County residents only): The Respite Voucher Program is meant to support caregivers and parents who take care of a loved one with a qualifying developmental disability with financial assistance to pay for respite care.
The Managed Care Organization, Alliance Health, funds The Arc of the Triangle each year so we can pass the money to our Durham County families that are waiting for state or Innovations Waiver (Medicaid) services for their family members. The program requires that the money only be given to a caregiver, that is hired and scheduled by the family, that lives outside of the home. This ensures that the household members are truly getting a few hours break from caregiving each month.
This program is for families who do NOT have Medicaid and must live in Durham County.
Contact Courtney for more information 919-942-5119 x111