The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Provider Services include programs, services and supports to eligible individuals in the community based on current need and available resources. These services are intended to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the skills and supports needed to continue to live in the community and to reach their fullest potential.
Behavior Supports and Consultation are provided through various programs within the Texana Center Specialized Services Division. Behavior Support Services are available to increase appropriate behaviors and to reduce, or eliminate, undesirable behaviors.
Community Supports Services (Supported Home Living (SHL)) are training services and activities that help a person live more independently in their home and community. Assistance may be provided in the daily living areas of money management, shopping, cooking, cleaning, health care management, transportation, and leisure activities.
Community Supports may be provided through an arrangement called a Non-Traditional Provider. In this arrangement, individuals and/or their involved family member(s) choose someone they know and Texana Center contracts with that person to deliver the service. The provider chosen by the individual/involved family member(s) must meet employment qualifications and training requirements.
Counseling Services are individual or family therapy that is designed to be short term and focus on developing the skills of the individual to cope with current issues or concerns (i.e. Death of a family member, divorce of parents, loss of a primary care giver, etc.). These services are covered by Medicaid and most insurance and are generally provided by a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychologist.
Day Services are provided in learning centers and include training programs in daily living areas, employment preparation, and leisure enrichment. These services, similar to Community Supports, help a person live more independently in their home and community.
Employment Services help a person obtain a job, improve in a job position and maintain employment. Assistance includes coaching for job placement, job maintenance and job advancement.
Nursing Services includes health assessment and provision of clinical nursing care and are typically provided to ensure a person’s health and safety while at Texana Center service sites, such as a learning center. Nursing services may also be provided to a person with a complex needs who requires assistance with the management of their healthcare in the home setting.
Residential Services are provided only through the Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver Program. Three, four and six bed group homes are available to those individuals for whom close, 24-hour supervision is unnecessary. These homes have staff members who are on site but allowed to sleep during night hours. The Host Home program is an option that allows individuals to live with either their natural families or with unrelated providers in a family home environment. A provider may not have more than three individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or related conditions living in the home.
Respite Services are offered to primary caretakers to provide rest, relief and renewal from the day-to-day challenges they face when caring for a loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The frequency and duration of respite stays are limited by Texana Center policy and in the Medicaid Waiver programs; the availability of respite is defined by individual need within the rules of the Medicaid Waiver program.
Respite may be provided in a variety of settings to meet the needs of our families:
Respite Services may be provided through an arrangement called a Non-Traditional Provider. In this arrangement, individuals and/or their involved family member(s) choose someone they know and Texana Center contracts with that person to deliver the service. The provider chosen by the individual/involved family member(s) must meet employment qualifications and training requirements.