Home Disability Services

Disabilities can have a tremendous effect on one’s daily life, yet professional caregivers can offer personalized disability services Melbourne care at home for adults with various impairments.

Mystic Valley Elder Services’ TRIP Metro North program offers free passenger-controlled transportation service for people with disabilities in Mystic Valley Elder Services’ service area.


Caring for someone with a disability can take its toll, both physically and emotionally. Therefore, it’s crucial for caregivers to take breaks every now and again to reclaim their own lives and find balance again.

Respite services allow primary caregivers a chance for respite. These services may offer daycare, overnight staycare or longer stays at an out-of-home setting such as a community residence or cottage-style respite house.

People Inc offers hourly or overnight planned respite services for families/caregivers of people with an intellectual and developmental disability, subsidizing these services through its subsidy.

Approach ARC chapters (a national advocacy group for people with disabilities) for referrals of respite providers near you. Your state department’s aid to families of special needs children may also have resources. Furthermore, friends, neighbors or faith-based groups might offer their help or try care swapping with another family that knows them well.

Behavior Supports

The Behavioral Supports program assists individuals to maintain their home and community while addressing maladaptive behaviors. Based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), services offered under this program provide replacement skills training as well as provide training to both direct support staff, parents, and caregivers of individuals receiving help through this service.

Behavioral supports are provided to children and adults to address behaviors which limit access to everyday community experiences or threaten personal safety. When working with minors, service providers work directly with them or with their residential care provider(s) in addressing these behaviors in their home or day program setting; when working directly with adults this process continues.

Behavioral supports are covered under the ID/DD waiver and to request them, individuals must include it on their Plan of Care and select a provider before seeking approval from DSPD.

Chore Services

Home disability programs provide chore services designed to assist people in maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary living environment while offering respite for family caregivers. Services may include laundry services, shopping services, cooking assistance, yard maintenance or minor home repair – all designed to ensure people can remain independent within their own homes.

Nurse evaluation determines eligibility for this service, which can be combined with residential respite and other supportive services. Clients pay up to a predetermined amount from their income toward these services while any remaining balance will be covered through state funds.

VS offers this service to elders and adults with disabilities living in Canaan, Colebrook/Barnard, Cornwall, Falls Village Kent Norfolk Salisbury/Lakeville areas. For more information about this program contact your local office and be placed on a waiting list until a volunteer matches your specific needs.

Individual and Family Supports

Many disabled adults may be unaware that they could qualify for state and federal resources that provide financial aid, which could cover things such as home aide services, medication, food, transportation costs and more.

Family Support Services provide education, training and respite for families caring for a loved one with disabilities at home. In addition, these services assist families in accessing community and recreational activities as well as navigating healthcare systems effectively.

Individuals enrolled in the Global Commitment to Health Medicaid Waiver may qualify for home and community-based services through this waiver, such as Service Coordination, Residential Supports, Employment Services and Respite. Individualized plans determine which services a person receives; support coordinators from either an agency staff member or private contractor oversee this service provision. Furthermore, each county offers Disability Resource Guides which help individuals and families find suitable services.

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