help with learning to make your bed, practicing fire safety, or communicating with a cashier while shopping? Community Habilitation is a service you can get at home and in the community that provides staff to help you learn and keep the skills you need to live safely and more independently, meet people and make and keep friends, take part in community activities, and be part of your community. Community habilitation can be either self-directed or run by an agency.
include physical changes made to your home that can help you live safely in your home and get out into the community. Maybe a ramp or a new water faucet control is what you need to access your home.
If you live independently and share your home with another person who supports you to live independently, you may qualify for live-in caregiver services. These services provide room and board costs for the live-in caregiver. The live-in caregiver must be unrelated to you and must stay with you in your home or go out with you and make sure you stay safe and well.
Do you have a neighbor who is often willing to help out? If you self-direct your services, OPWDD will support you to live independently and to choose a neighbor who is paid to be on-call and help you if you need help once in a while because of a problem or to do certain tasks.