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Community Support: Individualized activities that are consistent with the individualís person directed plan and provided in the individualís home and at community locations. Habilitation and support activities individually designed that foster improvement of, or facilitate, an individualís ability to perform functional living skills and other living activities.  
Respite: In-home or Out of Home planned or emergency relief that is provided to the individualís unpaid caregiver on a short term basis when the caregiver is temporarily unavailable. Provided by trained staff and can occur in the individualís home or another location. 
 
Employment Assistance: Provides assistance to an individual in locating paid, individualized, competitive employment in the community. 
 
Supported Employment: Provides assistance to an individual who has paid individualized, competitive employment in the community to maintain that employment. 
 
Vocational Training: Day training service provided to individualís in an industrial enclave, work crew, sheltered workshop, or affirmative industry setting to enable them to obtain employment. 
 
Nursing: Provided to an individual who requires treatment and monitoring of health care procedures prescribed by physician and required by standards of professional practice or state law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel. 
 
Behavioral Support: Specialized interventions to assist an individual to increase adaptive behaviors and to replace or modify maladaptive behavior that prevent or interfere with the individualís inclusion in home, family or community life.
 
Day Habilitation: Assistance provided in a group setting on a regularly scheduled basis to acquire, retain, or improve self help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.  
 
For more information please contact: 
IDD Director
Magda Pedraza
Ph: (956) 794-3131
Email: magdan@borderregion.org  
Program Manager for Outlying Counties
Sandra Maldonado
Ph: (361) 527-5771 Jim Hogg County
Ph: (956) 765-9664 Zapata County
Email: sandram@borderregion.org
 
Home and Community-based Program Provider Program
 
Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program is a Medicaid waiver program that provides community-based services and supports to eligible individuals as an alternative to ICF-IDD program. Enrollment is limited to the number of individuals in specified target groups and to the geographic areas approved by Health Care Financial Administration (HCFA).

HCS programs service components, describe are selected for inclusion in an individualís Individual Plan of Care (IPC) to assure the individualís health and welfare in the community, supplement rather than replace that individualís natural supports and other community services for which the individual may be eligible, and prevent the individualís admission to institutional services.  
 
The following HCS services are available for eligible individuals: 
 
Counseling and Therapies include:
    Physical therapy 
   Occupational therapy 
   Speech and language pathology; 
    Audiology; 
    Social work; 
    Behavior Support
    Dietary services  
  
Nursing care provided by licensed nurses consist of the performance of health care and monitoring an individualís health condition. 
 
Residential Assistance provision of assistance and supports necessary for consumer to complete personal care, health maintenance, and independent living skills, excluding room and board, provided in one of the following four ways: 
    Supported Home living: individualize services to promote independence in the home or in the community. 
    HCS Foster/Companion Care: contracted individual or family members to provide skill training for the consumer in their home or
      in the community. 
    Supervised Living; residential services provided to an individual who do not require routine supervision or support by direct providers. 
    Residential support: provided in residences serving three individuals 
 
Respite includes room and board when provided is a setting other than the individualís home. 
 
Day Habilitation assist individuals in acquiring, retaining, and/or improving self help, socialization skills, and adaptive skill necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. 
 
Supported Employmentactivities needed to sustain paid work by individuals with developmental disabilities including supervision and training. 
 
Adaptive Aids are provided up to a maximum of $10,000 per Individual Plan of Care Year. 
 
Minor Home Modifications are provided up to a life-time maximum of $7,500 after which up to $300 per IPC year is provided for maintenance of additional modifications. 
 
Eligibility Criteria Enrollment of any individual in the HCS program in the local area must be approved by the department and authorized by TDHS/DADS. 
For more information please contact: 
HCS Supervisor
Jorge Sepulveda
Ph:
(956) 794-3150
Email:
jorges@borderregion.org  
Program Manager for Starr County
Sandra Maldonado
Ph:
(956) 487-3748
Email:
sandram@borderregion.org
 
Texas home living-provider program
 
The Texas Home Living Program (TxHmL) Program is a Medicaid waiver program that provides community-based services and supports to eligible individuals who live in their own homes or in their family home. Enrollment is limited to the number of individuals in specified target groups approved by CMS.  
 
The following TxHmL services are available for eligible individuals: 
 
Community Support: Individualized activities that are consistent with the individualís person directed plan and provided in the individualís home and at community locations. Habilitation and support activities individually designed that foster improvement of, or facilitate, an individualís ability to perform functional living skills and other living activities.  
 
Respite: Planned or emergency relief that is provided to the individualís unpaid caregiver on a short term basis when the caregiver is temporarily unavailable. Provided by trained staff and can occur in the individualís home or another location. 
 
Employment Assistance: Provides assistance to an individual in locating paid, individualized, competitive employment in the community. 
 
Supported Employment: Provides assistance to an individual who has paid individualized, competitive employment in the community to maintain that employment. 
 
Nursing: Provided to an individual who requires treatment and monitoring of health care procedures prescribed by physician and required by standards of professional practice or state law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel. 
 
Behavioral Support: Behavior Supports by professionals with required credentials are specialized interventions to assist an individual to increase adaptive behaviors and to replace or modify maladaptive behavior that prevent or interfere with the individualís inclusion in home, family or community life. 
 
Day Habilitation: Assistance provided in a group setting on a regularly scheduled basis to acquire, retain, or improve self help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life. 
 
Therapies including: 
   Physical therapy 
   Occupational therapy 
   Speech and language pathology 
   Audiology 
   Social work
   Dietary services
 
Adaptive Aids are provided up to a maximum of $6,000 per Individual Plan of Care Year. 
 
Minor Home Modifications are provided up to a life-time maximum of $7,500 after which up to $300 per IPC year is provided for maintenance of additional modifications. 
 
For more information please contact:  
IDD Director
Magda Pedraza
Ph: (956) 794-3131
Email:
magdan@borderregion.org
Program Manager for Starr County
Sandra Maldonado
Ph: (956) 487-3748
Email:
sandramg@borderregion.org
 
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