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In Home & Community Supports

Want to become more independent at home or in your community?

Description 

In-Home and Community Support (IHCS) is a direct service provided in both 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. This service is built on the principle that every participant has the capacity to engage in lifelong learning.

Attributes

Through the provision of this service, participants will acquire, maintain, or improve 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.

Benefits

Individuals learn new and improve independent living skills through personal instruction.

Individuals are assisted with navigating their community and the resources available.

Trained staff provide instruction and support that is educational and  fun, while ensuring their safety. 

I.H.C.S Testimonial

“My staff helped me to get an opportunity to volunteer at UPMC Northwest. I really liked it!  I dusted and got to meet new people.  The hospital staff were so nice to me.”

  Rose H.

Inquire about enrollment

Kailey Gutowski, Program Specialist

239 Quaker Drive

Seneca, PA  16346

814-676-5755, Ext. 116

venps@vtdc.org

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