Individualized Home Supports
Individualized Home Supports (IHS) are services that provide support and/or training to people who live in their own home or family home. The goal of IHS is to help people with disabilities live as independently as possible in their community.
PAI does not provide staffing for Individualized Home Supports. Instead, we work with you to hire the worker of your choice. This could be a family member, friend, or other natural support from your community. If you do not already have someone in mind, you can follow these tips and tools to find a Support Worker.
There are three types of IHS:
- IHS without training: This type of IHS provides support in the areas of community participation, health, safety & wellness, household management, and adaptive skills.
- IHS with training: This type of IHS provides support and training in the areas of community participation, health, safety & wellness, household management, and adaptive skills. The training is designed to help the person develop the skills they need to live independently.
- IHS with family training: This type of IHS provides support and training to both the person with a disability and their family. The training is designed to help the family learn how to support the person in their home and community.
All types of IHS can be provided in the person's own home, family's home, or in community spaces used by the public. They can be provided in person or remotely.
The type of IHS that is right for a person will depend on their individual needs and goals. Your MnCHOICES assessor and Case Manager will work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs.
IHS can be a valuable resource for people with disabilities who want to live independently in their community. Contact PAI to learn more about our IHS program and start the admissions process.