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Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Developmental Services

Home and Community-Based Services are long-term services and supports provided to adults and children with developmental disabilities with the most intensive needs. The type of services an individual needs are determined by through person-centered planning, emphasizing choice, control, privacy, autonomy, independence, and inclusion. 

Home Supports

Home Supports are services, supports and supervision provided for individuals in and around their residences up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7). Home supports help individuals acquire and retain life skills, to maintain health and safety, and develop as much independence as possible in their home. Home modifications required for accessibility related to an individual’s disability may be provided as well as cost-effective technology that promotes safety and independence in lieu of paid direct support.  A variety of models of home supports are available to meet individual needs:

Supervised Living offers regularly scheduled or intermittent hourly supports to an individual who lives in their own home or that of a family member. Supports are provided on a less than full time (not 24/7) schedule.  Supervised living supports may be provided by Community Care Network Developmental Services staff or by workers hired by a shared living provider or family.

Staffed Living offers 24-hour support provided in a home setting for one or two people.  

Similar to staffed living, Group Living provides 24-hour staffed support at Community Care network’s licensed, Level 3 group home in Rutland City. This home environment can support 2-4 individuals with individualized and comprehensive plans to meet personal care, health, social, and daily living needs. Group Living also provides nursing oversight.

Shared Living is a support model through which individuals with developmental disabilities share a home. Shared Living Providers are caregivers who invite an individual into their loves, offering love and support in addition to a safe, comfortable home. This support model helps an individual become part of a community, develop long-term, meaningful relationships, and cultivate self-sufficiency and confidence.

Shared Living models range from “roommate” supports to “intensive shared living” supports for individuals with complex needs. In intensive shared living homes additional support maybe provided through 2:1 supports when needed, increased respite, and/or individual crisis responders to assure the needs of the individual are met.  

Community Supports

Much of day-to-day life is shaped by our communities and how we interact with them, and being a valued and active member of a community is crucial for empowered living. Community Supports help individuals with developmental disabilities access their communities through multiple avenues, including hobbies, interests, employment, social activities, and more. Like Home Support, Community Support through Community Care Network can take different forms, depending on individual needs and goals.

• Direct Support for activities & interests
• Direct Employment Support
• Transportation Support