We are all living longer and better. This goes for both ‘typical” adults and adults with IDD (intellectual developmental disabilities – formerly mental retardation). Many aging adults prefer to live in their own home with family members or live with non-relatives in a Host Companion Family (formerly Foster Family) well into their senior years.
Parents caring for adult children with IDD often prefer to keep their child at home as opposed to alternative living arrangements such as moving them to a community home, apartment or nursing home. Likewise, there are many loving Texas families who have chosen to welcome a non-relative adult with IDD into their home and join in their family activities.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) makes it possible for adults with IDD to live with their biological family or non-relatives, and the cost to Texas tax payers is about 1/3 the cost associated with “Group Home” expenses billed through Medicaid. Also, the IRS allows this income to the family to be non-reportable/non-taxable.Mission Road is honored to participate as a provider for Adult Host Companion Care (formerly Foster Care).
Our Mission Road Host Companion Care program partners with families to provide professional training, oversight, and often immediate and urgent assistance. We help families and caregivers create and maintain a safe home environment where adults with IDD can flourish socially, emotionally and physically.
What assistance is provided in Adult Host Companion Care?
- Meal preparation
- Medication management
- Social interaction & activities
- Transportation services
- Personal care (toileting, bathing, dressing)
- Aiding in daily recreational & vocational activities
What’s the first step?
Establishing and running a Host Companion Home for an adult family member with IDD or a non-relative adult with IDD is a major responsibility - complete with financial and regulatory responsibilities and obligations.
When deciding to consider Adult Host Companion Care, potential families are encouraged to contact Mission Road
and speak with our Host Companion Care director, Rita Sanchez at (210) 924-9265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.