HMEA provides a variety of residential options, which enable a person to live in and become a part of his or her community. People may choose with whom and where they would like to live. The focus is on individually designed services that provide balance between a social life, skill acquisition and physical health.
Many of the people HMEA supports have intellectual challenges, but in addition there may also be secondary medical, physical, or behavioral challenges. Depending on individual needs, staff supports are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week or as few as 2 hours a week. Each situation is assessed separately by a team of HMEA staff and appropriate support is assigned.
If you have questions or want more information about Residential Services please don't hesitate to contact Karen Flynn, Director of Residential Services at 508.298-1133 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HMEA offers three living options:
An individual with a disability lives in the home of a Provider, and becomes a member of that household. Providers may be families, couples or single people. Providers offer support to the person placed in their home and they receive a stipend, as well as mutual companionship. HMEA provides support and supervision, along with wrap-around services, such as respite, clinical and medical consultation.
An individual with a disability who is eligible for MassHealth lives in hte home of a trained paid caregiver. Caregivers may be family members (except legally responsible relatives) or non-family members. Caregivers offer meals, companionship, personal care assistance and supervision, and receive a stipend.