The Independent Living Center began operating its In-Home Care program in 2006 to offer additional options to consumers needing attendant care. Services available include personal care, advanced personal care, respite care, homemaker services, and authorized nurse visits. The Center's dedicated staff works to meet the individual needs of their clients in Jasper and Newton counties while coordinating value-added services like adaptive equipment, home modifications and advocacy. TILC also began offering attendant care for youth and children through the Bureau of Special Health Care Needs.
What Services Does TILC's In-Home Care Offer?
Examples of Personal Care Services Include:
- Meal Preparation
- Hair Care
- Nail Care
Examples of Homemaker/Chore Services Include:
- Change Bed Linens
- Essential Shopping
Advanced Personal Care
Personal care to persons with assistive devices such as ostomies and catheters.
Temporary relief to family caregivers who may need time away from daily caregiving responsibilities.
Examples of Authorized RN Visits Include:
- Set up oral medications
- Fill insulin syringes
- Diabetic Nail Care
What are the Eligibility Requirements for In-Home Care?
1. The individual must have a substantial disability or chronic health problem that restricts them from activities of daily living.
2. The individual must reside in Jasper or Newton County.
3. The individual must have either Missouri Medicaid, Private Insurance with long-term care options, or be capable of paying privately.
Once initial eligibility is established, TILC will coordinate with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for an in-home evaluation. To refer someone or to see if you meet initial requirements for In-Home Services, call our office at 800-346-8951 or 417-659-8086.
In addition to the attendant assistance, ILIHC also offers many value-added services including: home modification, adaptive equipment loans, advocacy, information and referral, peer support and consumer directed attendant care.