PMH currently supports 200 individuals residing within their own homes either independently or with their families.
PMH’s Home and Community Services Program supports both children and adults through Home and Community Based Habilitation Services, Companion Services, and Respite Services. Individuals supported by this program reside in 13 counties in Pennsylvania.
Home and Community Habilitation Services
PMH offers direct, face-to-face services provided within the child or adult’s home and community setting to develop and maintain skillsets by creating individualized goals that are continually reviewed by the individual and their support team. Services consist of assistance, support, and guidance in the general areas of self-care, health maintenance, decision making, home management, management of personal resources, communication, mobility and transportation, relationship development and socialization, personal adjustment, and participation in community functions and activities by use of community resources.
PMH provides services to participants living within their personal home, which includes supervision and assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult participant. Companion Services are used in lieu of Home and Community Habilitation Services with the goal of protecting the health and welfare of the participant when a habilitative outcome is not appropriate or feasible. Companions may supervise and aid in carrying out the functions of daily living activities, including hygiene, health care, household care, meal preparation, and socialization.
PMH provides temporary care and housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities within a community residential home operated by PMH. Respite services are offered to families on a short-term basis when they are traveling, taking vacations, or in the event of personal or medical emergencies.