Adaptive aids consist of the following services, including repair and maintenance not covered by the warranty:
the full range of lifts, mobility aids, control switches/pneumatic switches and devices, environmental control
units, medically necessary supplies, and communication aids.
Counseling & Therapies
Components of counseling and therapies include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech/Language Pathology
Day habilitation includes:
- Assisting individuals in acquiring, retaining, and/or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills
necessary to reside successfully in the community.
- Providing individuals with relevant activities that enhance self-esteem and maximize functional level.
- Complementing any counseling and therapies listed in the IPC.
- Reinforcing skills or lessons taught in school, therapy, or other settings.
- Providing training and support activities which promote the individual's integration and participation in
- Providing assistance for individuals who can not manage their personal care needs during the day
- Providing transportation necessary for the individual's participation in day habilitation activities.
- Providing services which are not being provided under Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or
Section 602(16) and (17) of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
- Emergency dental treatment
- Preventative dental treatment
- Therapeutic dental treatment
- Orthodontic dental treatment
Minor Home Modifications
- Purchase and repair of wheelchair ramps
- Modifications to bathroom facilities
- Modifications to kitchen facilities
- Specialized accessibility and safety adaptations, including repairs and maintenance
- Administering medication
- Monitoring the individual's use of medication
- Monitoring health data and information
- Assisting the individual and/or LAR to secure emergency medical services for the individual
- Making referrals for appropriate medical services
- Performing health care procedures ordered or prescribed by a physician/medical practitioner and
required by standards of professional practice or law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel
- Delegating and monitoring tasks assigned to other service providers by a registered nurse (RN) in
accordance with state law.
The following are the three types if residential assistance that can be provided:
Supported Home Living- Provided to individuals residing in their own residence or the residence of their
natural or adoptive family; or to individuals receiving foster care services from the Texas Department of
Protective and Regulatory Services.
HCS Foster Care/Companion Care- Provided in a private residence by a foster or companion care provider
who lives in the residence and who is not providing these services pursuant to a contract with Texas
Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
Residential Support- Provided to individuals by daily staff or by an individual staff member with periodic relief
staff. (3-bed and 4-bed models)
Residential assistance includes the following:
- Providing direct personal assistance with activities of daily living (grooming, eating, bathing, dressing,
and personal hygiene)
- Assisting with meal planning and preparation
- Securing and providing transportation
- Assisting with housekeeping
- Assisting with ambulating and mobility
- Reinforcing counseling and therapy activities
- Assisting with medications and the performance of tasks delegated by Registered Nurse
- Supervising individuals' safety and security
- Facilitating inclusion in the community activities, use of natural supports, social interaction, participation
in leisure activities, and development of socially valued behaviors
- Providing habilitation, exclusive of day habilitation
- Assistance with training in self-help and independent living skills
- Provision of room and board when provided overnight in a setting other than the person's normal
- Support of individuals in the HCS program who are eligible for respite and in need of emergency or
planned short-term care
- Assistance with receiving other needed services
- Assistance with securing and providing transportation
- Supported employment is provided in an integrated provision of ongoing individualized support services
needed to sustain paid work by the individual, including supervision and training.
- The individuals receiving supported employment are compensated by the employer in accordance with
the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Supported employment is provided when these services are not available or funded through the state
education agency or the state rehabilitation agency.