The below services take place in the person's home or in the community.

HCBS services address the needs of the individual when they have  functional limitations with everyday activities, like getting dressed or bathing however, they can also be used to help give the main caregiver a break. Services are funded through the Dept. of Developmental Disabilities.

Respite Care

Respite care is vital to the health and well-being of the main caregiver and so FCC takes extreme care in providing the ideal match for the member.  The trust that is placed into the hands of FCC is of the utmost importance as the provider works to maintain the members social, emotional, and physical needs.  Respite care includes interacting socially with the member through community activities, such as, going to the mall, park, movie, bowling, or other sporting events/activities.  It can also include attending to the members personal needs, e.g., preparing meals, feeding, hygiene care, toileting, etc. it may also include transporting the member to dr appointments or routine visits.

Habilitation

Habilitation services provide a learning opportunity designed to help the member develop skills and independence. Through the goals and strategies created by the member and their mentor, they are able to teach the skills required to help increase or maintain independence. It includes but is not limited to:

  • Social skills – being able to interact appropriately with peers and the community
  • Safety and community skills – recognizing “helpers” in the community, such as, store clerks and police officers. How to cross the parking lot safely or ride public transportation
  • Health and safety skills – self care to include, getting dressed, taking a shower, brushing teeth, laundry, cleaning their room, purchase of items, counting money, etc.
  • All goals are based on family and member priority and vary according to each members strengths and needs.

Attendant Care

This service provides for a member to remain in their home by maintaining personal safe and sanitary conditions.  It can include but is not limited to; meal prep, assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, mobility, laundry, and shopping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
What do I do if I need a provider?
Answer:

If you are in need of a provider please call our office at 623-776-9351, option 1 and you will be transferred to your Area Coordinator and they will, in turn, start the process. They will start by asking you about your loved one, the hours and services you are needing as well as what is important to you in a Provider.

Question:
Can I have more than one provider?
Answer:

Yes, you may have as many providers as you like. FCC has a comprehensive system which also allows the parent/guardian to not only view all hours available for the member but they can also approve hours online that a provider worked.

Question:
Can a family member become a provider for my special needs child?
Answer:

Yes, FCC can hire and train any family member (must be over 18 years of age) or a friend to provide services for your loved one. Mom and Dad can also provide habilitation and/or attendant care if their loved one is over the age of 18.

Question:
What training does your providers receive?
Answer:

We only hire individuals with previous experience in caretaking unless requested by the family. All of our providers have CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Article 9, Disabilities 101, Habilitation Training, Fingerprint Clearance Card, Background Checks, References and any specialized training which is based of client needs.

Question:
Can I split my hours between agencies?
Answer:

Yes! We often split hours with other agencies.

Question:
What questions should I ask when interviewing providers?
Answer:

Please click the link at the bottom for interview questions.