Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBSThe Home and Community Based Services Department of Civitan Foundation Inc., provides individualized services to families and caregivers with loved ones with special needs living at home.

We understand that families need someone to help navigate the system, and help upholding the rights of their family member with disabilities. We are dedicated to assisting families advocate and fight for optimal care and a better life for all concerned. We are members of the AAPPD (Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities), and work with the legislation and other agencies to help protect the rights of and improve services available to people with developmental disabilities. We will attend the quarterly and yearly ISP meetings of all our clients to ensure your loved one is receiving the best possible care.

“We are part of your family and will be there to help and grow with your needs.”

Respite Services:
Respite is a service designed for the short-term temporary care of our clients, with the purpose of giving the parents or caregivers a break from the everyday routine of raising a child with special needs. An important purpose of respite is to provide parents and families with time to relax, run errands, spend time with other children in the household, take an evening off and go out for a movie or dinner. This is not a service that can be provided by the parents or guardians, but it can be provided by another family member over 18 years of age. It may take place in the child’s home, in the community, or in the home of the respite provider (with prior authorization only). This service can also be used for our camping sessions, and other group recreation programs.

Habilitation services:100_0789
Habilitation is one-on-one care, designed to teach and/or improve an individual’s daily living, social, gross/fine motor, communication, and/or memory and organization skills. It may take place in the home or community, with clear goals designed to maximize functional skills and positive behavior. Typical goals lay within the areas of language and communication, self-help, social skills, memory and cognition, motor skills, community integration and adaptive behavior.

A variety of teaching approaches are utilized to achieve habilitation goals. Parents are encouraged to work with habilitation providers and support coordinators in the implementation of the goals and objectives in the client’s individual support plan (ISP). Habilitation goals are always individualized and depend on the client’s individual needs. Habilitation is designed to assist the client become more independent in all aspects of their daily life.

Attendant Care Services:
Attendant Care is utilized to provide direct physical assistance to an individual that is unable to perform common day-to-day tasks themselves. These tasks may include helping the individual maintain personal hygiene, assisting in dressing, meal preparation and eating, shopping, lifting, and toileting. This is a service that can be provided by the parent or guardian of a child that is 18 years of age or older, following proper certification.