At The MENTOR Network, we understand that caring for a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be challenging. That’s why we offer an array of in-home services to help children and their families live successfully in their own homes.
Individualized Care in the Home
Our staff comes to the family home to provide a variety of in-home support services for children of all ages, including assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), as well as medical and personal needs. We also offer caregiver training—in areas including cooking, bathing and dressing—and continued support for families and caregivers to help them be successful in caring for a child with special needs at home. Depending on each child and family’s unique needs and goals, services may include:
- Support to promote greater independence for youth
- Assistance with daily household tasks
- Behavior management services
- Family support to ensure individuals can continue to live at home
With the families’ specific needs in mind, our staff is available to provide up to 24-hour support while helping to empower the family and encouraging them to become increasingly independent.
We also provide relief support to help families and caregivers reduce stress, avoid conflict and keep their lives moving forward in a positive way. Our staff provides individualized services on an emergency or planned basis to ensure that children and their families stay healthy and stable. We assist families with child care and other caregiver tasks as needed to ensure that primary caregivers have time to rest and recharge so they can continue to provide support to their loved one. In addition, our staff can facilitate connections to local health care providers, child care facilities, parenting support groups and other valuable community resources as needed.
Contact your local office to learn more about The Network’s Children’s Host Home program.