650 Jensen Drive
Medford, WI 54451
1-800-361-0574
715-748-2950
Fax: 715-748-6363

Supportive Home Care

The Black River Industries, Inc. (BRI) Supportive Home Care (SHC) Program provides support to eligible individuals with disabilities (participants) who reside in unsupervised living environments such as their own apartments or homes. The program's purpose is to enable participants to maintain independence in the community.

OBJECTIVES:

Provide a range of services for participants who require assistance to meet their daily living needs, ensure adequate functioning in their home, and permit safe access to the community.

PLACE OF PROVISION OF SERVICES:

Services are offered in participants' homes, as well as at relevant sites in the community.

METHODS OF PROVISION OF SERVICES:

Services promote participant choice, are based on the participant's needs, and are provided on a one-to-one basis by trained staff.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Supportive Home Care Services are individualized and participant-driven based on each unique case, and may include some or all of the following components:

Personal Services:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, dressing, exercising, transferring, and ambulating
  • Assistance in the use of adaptive equipment, mobility, and communication aids.
  • Accompaniment of a participant to community activities
  • Attendant care
  • Supervision and monitoring of participants in their homes, during transportation, and in community settings
  • Reporting of observed changes in the participant's condition and needs
  • Extension of therapy services (activities by the SHC worker that assist the participant with a PT or OT treatment plan, such as exercise routines, range of motion exercises, etc.)

Household Services:

  • Performance of household tasks and home maintenance activities, such as meal preparation, shopping, laundry, house cleaning, simple home repairs, snow shoveling, lawnmowing, and running errands
  • Assistance with packing and general house cleaning when a participant moves

ELIGIBILITY:

Eligible participants are those who need assistance in order to maintain their ability to live independently.

HOURS OF SERVICE:

Five (5) days a week (Monday-Friday) as activity dictates. Services will primarily be provided between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM, though will be flexible as necessary. Weekend service is available when needed.

WHO TO CONTACT:

Referrals must be authorized by Human Service Agencies. Referral information should be submitted to the Program Manager of Black River Industries, Inc. (715) 748-2950.