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Respite care is a service that provides supportive care and supervision to a recipient when the primary caregiver is unable to perform these duties due to a planned brief absence, an emergency absence or when the caregiver is available, but temporarily physically unable to care for or supervise the recipient for a brief period.

Respite Care

Behavior Assistant Services

Behavior assistant services are one-on-one activities related to the delivery of behavior analysis services, as defined under Behavior Analysis Services and Assessment in the Florida Medicaid DD Handbook, and are designated in and required by a behavior analysis service plan. Activities include monitoring of behavior analysis services, the implementation of behavioral procedures for acquisition of replacement skills and reduction of problematic behaviors, data collection and display (e.g., graphics) as authorized by a recipient’s behavior analysis service plan and assist the person certified as a behavior analyst or licensed under Chapter 490 or 491, F.S., in training of caregivers.

Residential Habilitation

A service that provides supervision and specific training activities that assist the individual to acquire, maintain or improve skills related to activities of daily living. The service focuses on personal hygiene skills such as bathing and oral hygiene; homemaking skills such as food preparation, vacuuming, laundry; and on social and adaptive skills that enable the individual to reside in the community. This training is provided by formal implementation plan, developed with direction from the service recipient, and reflects the recipient’s goal(s) from their current support plan.

Companion Services

A service that consists of non-medical care, supervision and socialization activities provided to an adult on a one-on-one basis or in groups not to exceed three recipients. This service must be provided in direct relation to the achievement of the recipient’s goals per his support plan. A companion provider may also assist the recipient with such tasks as self-care needs, meal preparation, laundry and shopping; however, these activities shall not be performed as discrete services. This service does not entail hands on medical care. Providers may also perform light housekeeping tasks, incidental to the care and supervision of the recipient. The service provides access to community-based activities that cannot be provided by natural or other unpaid supports, and should be defined as activities most likely to result in increased ability to access community resources without paid support. Companion services may be scheduled on a regular, long-term basis. Companion services are not merely diversional in nature, but are related to a specific outcome or goal(s) of the recipient.

Personal Supports

A service that assists an individual with eating and meal preparation, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and other self-care activities of daily living. The service also includes activities such as assistance with meal preparation, bed making and vacuuming when these activities are essential to the health, safety and welfare of the recipient and when no one else is available to perform them. This service is provided on a one-on-one basis. Personal care assistance may not be used solely for supervision. Personal care assistance may not be used as a substitute for a meaningful day activity.

Residents at Serenity Residential Services will receive exceptional personal care services and assistance with the following essentials of daily living such as:

  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Medication Support
  • Cooking and Cleaning
  • Bathing, Toilet, and Personal Hygiene
  • Personal Grooming and Dressing
  • Social and Adaptive Skills
  • Self-Determination
  • Community Integration

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