Home Support is a Direct Support provided by a Direct Support Professional to improve and maintain a member’s ability to live as independently as possible in his or her home.
Home Support is direct support to a member and includes primary habilitative training and/or personal assistance (self-care, self-management), development and personal well-being.
Home Support may be provided as either a regularly scheduled “round the clock” service or as less intensive individual hours, or blocks of hours, of service. Within the scope of Home Support, there may be incidental activities that require the service be carried into the community. An example is shopping for food, which may later be prepared in the home. This is allowable if it does not duplicate Community Support.