At MENTOR Oregon, we understand that caring for a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be challenging. That’s why we offer an array of in-home services to help children and their families live successfully in their own homes.
In-Home Services Program
Our staff comes to the family home to provide a variety of in-home support services for children of all ages, including assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), as well as medical and personal needs. All of our in-home services focus on skill development and personal goal setting to help children work towards greater independence. Our skills trainers help each child map a positive path for growth that includes hands-on training in areas including social skills development, cooking, bathing, dressing, and other essential life skills. We also offer continued support for families and caregivers to help them be successful in caring for a child with special needs at home. Services may include, but are not limited to:
- Support to promote greater independence for youth
- Assistance with daily household tasks
- Behavior management services
- Family support to ensure individuals can continue to live at home
- Community transportation
- Nursing consultation
With the families’ specific needs in mind, our staff is available to provide up to 24-hour support while helping to empower the family and encouraging them to become increasingly independent.
We also provide relief support to help families and caregivers reduce stress, avoid conflict and keep their lives moving forward in a positive way. Our staff provides individualized services on an emergency or planned basis to ensure that children and their families stay healthy and stable. We assist families with child care and other caregiver tasks as needed to ensure that primary caregivers have time to rest and recharge so they can continue to provide support to their loved one. In addition, our staff can facilitate connections to local health care providers, child care facilities, parenting support groups and other valuable community resources as needed.