Hmong Home Health Care offers intensive support services that provide the level of care necessary to ensure the health and welfare of the person receiving the service. Our intensive support services are specifically intended to train, treat, and habilitate or re-habilitate the person. Click the headlines below for more information on our intensive support services.
In Home Services with Training, formerly known as Independent Living Skills (ILS), is direct training from a staff person to develop, maintain and improve the community living skills of a recipient.
Individualized Home Supports (with family training), formerly known as In-Home Family Support (IHFS) Services, is a residential habilitation service. The IHS focuses on families who are in need of additional support in their homes.
To Qualify for 245D Services
The eligibility requirements for waivers are the prerequisites for obtaining these waivered services; meaning that you must be approved for the brain injury (BI), community alternative care (CAC), community alternatives for disabled individuals (CADI), developmental disabilities (DD), or elderly waivers prior to beginning your search for a provider that will supply ILS, In-home family support, etc. Depending on which waiver you pick and are approved for, that will determine which services are available to you. You can select from a variety of services with each waiver, and pick as many as appropriate based on the budget that is allowed. Often times recipients have a combination of services with each designed to accomplish different, predetermined goals.
Of the 245D services that HHHC currently provides, ILS can be supported with the BI, CAC, or CADI waivers. Personal support and residential habilitation services like in-home family support and supported living services can only be supported with the DD waiver.
Case managers from Ramsey County have said getting into a waiver is highly regulated and difficult. Priority goes to those who need the services most. There is a waiting list with over 1000 people on it and in some instances, someone could wait as long as ten years. Prior to being approved for a waiver, a person must undergo extensive screening. For example in the case of a DD waiver, a person will need to first be eligible for MN Rule 185, which governs the provision of case management administration and services to persons with developmental disabilities. To be eligible for Rule 185, a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation from a licensed professional is required of the person and it must show that the person has significant developmental disabilities or related conditions. This is just one step, among others, in getting approved for a DD waiver. Most of the people who are approved have mild, moderate, or severe mental retardation. In some rare cases, autism accompanied with maladaptive behavior will qualify someone for Rule 185 case management and the DD waiver. However, even after being approved for Rule 185, it does not guarantee that a person will receive the DD waiver.
The services themselves do not have eligibility criteria. If someone truly desired any of these services, and are unable to get the waivers, they could receive them if it was privately purchased. If you feel that yourself or a loved one may benefit from any of these services and need assistance with where to start, Hmong Home Health Care. can help direct you to the governing state agencies to apply for assistance in these programs.