Available in Caldwell, Burke, Catawba, Alexander, McDowell, Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties.
Personal Assistance is a State (IPRS) funded service provided to adults 21 years of age and older. This is a support service which provides aid to an individual so they can engage in activities and interactions from which the individual would otherwise be limited or excluded because of his/her disability. Simply put, Personal Assistance supports someone to help a person do something they cannot do alone. Sometimes it means doing something for a person. Sometimes it means doing something with a person and teaching them how to be more independent. The assistance includes:
Personal or regular living activities in the person’s home, such as cleaning, cooking, bathing and dressing.
Support in skill building.
Going with the person and supporting them in regular community activities or in specialized treatment, habilitation or rehabilitation programs.
When providing Personal Assistance, ComServ staff focuses on assisting the person to live as independently as possible and to provide and/or enhance opportunities for meaningful community participation.
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“There are many communities in which people can be a part of such as work and or social communities which are centered on leisure activities or hobbies. But being a part of any of these communities does not mean simply that the individual is present. To have true community inclusion, the individual needs to be participating and accepted by the other individuals.” — Autism Society