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Residential Habilitation and Support Services

Residential Habilitation and Support Services, also known as RHS, is a service that is available to people with developmental disabilities through the following funding sources: CIH Medicaid waiver, FS Medicaid waiver, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS). RHS provides staffing supports in a person’s home and the community to help the person acquire, improve and retain skills. A person’s own home can mean living with family, living in an apartment or home with housemates, or living anywhere where there is a lease in place.

Individualized Services
RHS is an individualized service that is designed to meet the needs of the person. The agency providing RHS must comply with a person’s individualized plan, called the ISP. RHS can include the following supports, based on a person’s wants and needs as outlined in the ISP:

·         Staff supervision and monitoring

·         Skills training

·         Assistance with personal care

·         Assistance with meals

·         Transportation

·         Coordination of healthcare needs

·         Assistance with community participation (shopping, errands, leisure and recreation)