Dakota Home Care Launches Two New CQL-Accredited Programs

CQL - The Council On Quality and LeadershipDakota Home Care is expanding our service offerings to include two new programs: the Residential Habilitation program and the Community Support Services program.

Erica Muchow, RN, BSN, Program Director at Dakota Home Care, stated, “The Residential Habilitation and Community Support Services programs will allow Dakota Home Care to serve more people in our community, allowing individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their own home with help.”

Each of these programs have been awarded the three-year Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. This designation confirms Dakota Home Care’s commitment to person-centered solutions and to improving quality of life for individuals and families receiving supports and services throughout North Dakota.

“CQL will help our agency improve the quality of support we provide to our clients,” according to Nikki Joersz, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing at Dakota Home Care, “and will allow our agency to offer services to a wider range of people in our community.”

Residential Habilitation

The Residential Habilitation program is offered in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Human Services, and provides Medicaid-eligible individuals with nursing facility level care in the comfort of their own home.

Residential Habilitation is an all-inclusive 24-hour care service for individuals who may be able to benefit from one or more of the following: care coordination, community integration and inclusion, adaptive skill development, assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, social and leisure skill development, medication administration, homemaking, protective oversight supervision, and transportation.

Eligible participants can live alone or with individuals who are not capable of or obligated to provide care. Residential Habilitation is a great option for cognitively impaired individuals, as well as those seeking assistance with socialization and self-help skills. The training and skills maintenance component will allow program participants to more seamlessly integrate into their communities.

Community Support Services

Community Support Services offers all-inclusive care for up to 24-hour for Medicaid-eligible individuals who require a nursing facility level of care. Similar to the Residential Habilitation program, the participant must live alone or with a non-family member who is not capable or obligated to provide care. In addition to offering these services in a private residence owned or leased by the participant, the Community Support Services program is also available in agency-controlled community residential settings.

The services offered in the Community Support Services program are similar to those offered in the Residential Habilitation program, and may be best suited to individuals with a physical disability or with complex medical needs.

According to Muchow, both the Residential Habilitation and Community Support Services programs are provided under the Medicaid Waiver Program, allowing qualified individuals to access these services at no additional charge. Dakota Home Care is pleased to expand its service offerings, helping more community members remain the in the comfort and familiarity of home.

Established in 2012, Dakota Home Care is a licensed home health agency serving families in 28 North Dakota counties. For more information about how we can help, contact us today.

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