Day Program

Facility-Based Day Habilitation is a structured program that uses meaningful and productive activities designed to promote the acquisition of skills or maintenance of skills for the person outside the residential home. The services are based on assessment, be person centered and goal oriented, and include meaningful and productive activities that are guided by the person’s strengths, needs, wishes, desires, and goals.

Behavior Support Professional (I,II)

Behavior Support Professional (I,II) (BSP I, II) is a service provided to members with identified maladaptive behaviors and documented social behavior skill deficits. The BSP is responsible to identify targeted maladaptive behaviors; develop hypotheses and Positive Behavior Support plans; develop habilitation plans and provide training in the person-specific aspects and method of a plan of intervention to the direct care staff (i.e. family, person-centered support workers, facility –based day habilitation workers, supportive employment providers, crisis workers and respite workers). The BSP also provides evaluation/monitoring of the effectiveness of the Positive Behavior Support plan through analysis of programming results.

Individual Program Plan

Individual Program Plan (IPP) is central to the services that member receives through the I/DD Waiver program. Developing the IPP is the process by which the member is assisted by their Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) which consists of their legal representative (when applicable), their advocate (when applicable) other natural supports the member chooses to invite as well as attendees required the by the I/DD Waiver program policy manual. This team meets to decide what needs to be done, by whom, when and how, and to document the decisions made by this planning team. The content of the IPP must be guided by the member’s needs, wishes, desires, and goals but based upon assessed needs. All IPP meetings should be scheduled at a time and location that takes into consideration the schedule and availability of the member and the other members of the team.

Person-Centered Support (Family and Agency)

Person-Centered Support (Family and Agency) (PCS) services consist of individually tailored training and/or support activities that enable the member to live and inclusively participate in the community in which the member resides, works, receives their education, accesses health care, and engages in social and recreational activities. The activities and environments are designed to increase the acquisition of skills and appropriate behavior that are necessary for the member to have greater independence, personal choice and allow for maximum inclusion into their community.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Skilled Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Skilled Nursing services listed in the service plan are within the scope of West Virginia’s Nurse Practice Act, ordered by a physician and are provided by a LPN under the supervision and monitoring of a Registered Nurse (RN) actively licensed to practice in the State.

Registered Nurse (RN) Skilled Nursing

Registered Nurse (RN) Skilled Nursing services listed in the service plan are within the scope of the West Virginia Nurse Practice Act, ordered by a physician and are provided by a licensed RN licensed to practice in the State. RN Skilled Nursing services are services which only a licensed RN can perform. The service must be provided by a RN under the direction of a physician. The RN may perform clinical supervision of LPN and AMAP staff.

Supported Employment

Supported Employment services are services that enable individuals to engage in paid, competitive employment, in integrated community settings. The services are for individuals who have barriers to obtaining employment due to the nature of complexity of their disabilities. The services are designed to assist individuals form whom competitive employment at or above the minimum wage is unlikely without such support and services and need ongoing support based upon the member’s level of need.

Respite

Respite services are specifically designed to provide temporary substitute care normally provided by a family member or a Specialized Family Care Provider. The services are to be used for relief of the primary care-giver(s) to help prevent the breakdown of the primary care-giver(s) due to the physical burden and emotional stress of providing continuous support and care to the dependent member. Respite Services consist of temporary care services for an individual who cannot provide for all of their own needs.

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