DEC offers in home care for developmental disabilities, including an array of training, assistance, and support services designed to enable persons of any age who have a disability or long-term illness to learn better daily living skills, improve communication, and reduce maladaptive behaviors. Families are also supported through services that provide relief from daily caregiving responsibilities and direct care to the disabled or individual with long-term illness.
In home care for developmental disabilities provides a temporary break from daily caregiving responsibilities. Using respite services can support and strengthen the primary caregiver’s ability to continue taking care of their disabled loved one. This service may be provided in the individual’s home, public community areas (movies, stores, parks, etc.), or in another licensed setting.