Adult Day Support & HPC
Ability Works strives to create a world where all people with disabilities are welcome and fully included in valued roles wherever they go, whether a school, workplace, volunteer group, home or any other part of the community.
Community integration is designed to help individuals to optimize their personal, social, and vocational competency to live successfully in the community. Individuals served are active partners in determining the activities they desire to participate in.
ADULT DAY SUPPORT
Adult Day Support helps a person build connections in their community. With this service, people can learn about the following:
How to meet and talk with new people
What activities are in their community
How to get to places independently
What jobs are available in their area
While taking part in Adult Day Support services, a person can also have help with personal care, such as going to the restroom, eating meals, and taking medication.
“It is so important to enable people to use their Abilities and TALENTS to support themselves.” – Dr. Temple Grandin
Homemaker Personal Care
Homemaker/Personal Care, often called HPC, supports a person to be more independent while meeting their daily living needs. Direct service providers help people with household chores and personal care, including things like:
Getting dressed and keeping clean
Managing money to pay household bills
Cleaning and doing laundry
Getting out and being a part of the community
Helping people to get to medical and dental appointments or other health care services
HPC also includes support that improves a person’s ability to express their opinions and choices.
“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.”
- Robert M. Hensel
Start Toward Emerging Possibilities (STEP) program is designed to provide opportunities for people to achieve their personal goals in the community or through virtual services. They attend events, volunteer, take cooking classes, attend exercise programs, and more.
This service can be offered in three ways
1. In the home
2. Out in the community
3. Teleservices: Using Zoom or other technology to interact directly with the individual
"The thing about living with any disability is that you adapt; you do what works for you."
Our teleservice is completely remote and offered over Zoom. Each week a packet of information is sent home to the individual and a staff member will work with the individual 1-on-1 throughout the week.