Supported Living is a living environment in which consists of three or four DD Waiver clients who are cared for by awake staff, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The idea behind Supported Living is to identify individuals that are compatible with one another enough to live with each other on a daily basis. In Support Living, they can participate within the community as a group or individually with staff accompanied at all times. The Direct Care Staff are paid staff who completed a thorough background check and all trainings required by the State of New Mexico.
FAMILY LIVING SERVICES
Family Living Services is an individual living in a home environment with one or two primary caregivers, either natural family members or surrogate family. The idea behind this is to live in a natural family-living environment being less restrictive as opposed to Supported Living. The Family Living Provider is a paid provider who completed a thorough background check and all trainings required by the State of New Mexico.
RESPITE CARE SERVICES
Respite Care Services provide support to an individual and give the primary caregiver time away from their duties. The Respite Provider can also assist the individual in many activities listed below. Respite Services may be delivered in the individuals home, provider’s home or a community setting of the family’s choice. Respite Care Providers also must meet the same background checks and all trainings required by the State of New Mexico.
IN-HOME COMMUNITY SUPPORT
In-Home Community Support is designed specifically to increase and maintain the individuals skills, independence and promote self- advocacy. In- Home Community Support is for individuals who need less than 24-hour staff support per day. These individuals will not have overnight staff and will be scheduled with staff support anywhere from five to 25 hours of assistance per week.
CUSTOM EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES is a State and Federally funded program designed to help eligible individuals with documented disabilities find suitable employment. VR is a voluntary program, and services persons who want to work. With a long history of success and proven methodology for making the best fits, time and again, DVR is committed to helping out clients succeed. In addition, we partner with companies and agencies seeking opportunities to enhance and diversify their workforce.
Adult Nursing Services are accessed for individuals that have health-related needs. The nurse provides initial/annual assessments and based on these assessments the nurse determines what health care plans are needed. The nurse then provides training for Direct Care Staff or the individual’s families on these plans. A nurse is available for “on-call” 24 hours a day and is always available for face-to-face urgent issues.
Occupational Therapy uses Occupational Therapists (OTRs) who are concerned with how people perform across the various daily activities that are important to them. They recognize within occupational therapy that the presence of illness or disability might affect this performance. In order to assess how a person completes a task and identify what is making it unsatisfying, the occupational therapist will observe the person engaged in familiar activities. They will then design goals and activities to improve on these skills in adults.
Speech Therapy uses Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in adults. They will then design goals and activities to improve on these skills in adults.
Physical Therapy builds on a patient’s strengths and abilities. A therapy program will focus on improving the patient’s functional or educational skills. Therapy sessions may include: initial testing to learn about the patient’s needs, regularly scheduled treatment with a physical therapist to work on mobility skills, strengthening exercises or stretching exercises. They will then design goals and activities to improve on these skills in adults.