In-Home Services and Supports to Assist Independent Living
Persons who live in the community on their own or with their families may need assistance in many different ways in order to be as independent as possible. For some, help is needed with routine daily living tasks and personal care; for others, help is needed with managing their finances or negotiating other services and supports they need. Persons served may be single, married couples, and parents with children. Funding used to pay for these services may be through programs known as Challenge Grants, Supported Living, Real Life Choices, Self-Directed Services and fees for services or through two collaboratives funded by the United Way of Greater Mercer
Enable’s in-home services embrace a broad range of services based on the wants and needs of the consumers who request assistance. In-home assistance varies greatly from a few hours in a week to over 100 hours a week. Assistance may address daily living skills, personal care, mentoring, help with recreational activities, transportation and other options. These services may also include a volunteer who visits and helps with errands or transportation. Enable provides over 35,000 hours of in-home care each year.