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(7.9) What kinds of regional center services can help me when I want to keep living at home with my family?

(7.9) What kinds of regional center services can help me when I want to keep living at home with my family?

If you choose to keep living with your family after you turn 18, you still have the right to get services from your regional center in your family’s home to help you live the life you want to live. These services include:

Coordinated Family Support Services: Coordinated family support services are services for adults who choose to keep living with their families after they turn 18. These services are designed to be flexible and tailored to the individual needs of you and your family. They must respect your language, ethnicity, and culture. Coordinated family support services may include things like:

  • Providing direct support in your family home to help you do the things you want to do.
  • Talking to all the different people and agencies that support you to make sure you are getting all the services you need and want.
  • Identifying backup providers when your staff does not show up.
  • Helping you access your community.
  • Working with you to create a plan to move out of your family’s home if you want to live on your own.

Independent Living Skills Services: Independent living skills (called ILS for short) are the skills you need to live independently in your community. ILS programs can teach you these skills, like cooking, housecleaning, personal care, and money management. You can get ILS if you live in your family’s home.

Home Health Services: Home health services are a type of direct support you can get in your family’s home if you have certain healthcare needs that require care from a home health aide or a nurse.

Respite Services: Respite services are services that are given to your family so they can take a break from supporting you directly. This can mean that a respite worker comes to your home. It can also mean that you stay at a different home for a little while if that is what you and your family would prefer.

Personal Assistance / Homemaker Services: Personal assistance services can help you to do the things you want to do while you are in your family’s home or while you are out in the community. Homemaker services are services that help you with general household activities like meal preparation and other chores when the person that usually helps with these activities is not available.