Metro Homes, Inc. over the course of several years has continued to offer effective Residential Habilitation services in a variety of home-like settings. These services provide opportunities for choice of living arrangements, personal care, nursing, community engagement, and transportation to the people living in the home. Services include consulting and therapeutic services as identified in the services plan consisting of Psychiatric, Psychological, Social, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech, Hearing and Language Therapy, Nutrition Services, and Skilled Nursing. These services are provided directly by the consulting therapist and or trained staff Direct Support Professional (DSP). Many of the activities provided in the home support training and development of independent living, personal care, social interactions, dining skills, household care and choice and decision-making skills which aid in increasing independence, self-advocacy, and community inclusion.
Nursing services provided are a part of the persons overall comprehensive plan of care (HCMP) in conjunction with the persons Primary Care Physician and support medical and preventative care activities related to serious or persistent health issues that treat and manage a condition. These services include health assessments and treatment, health related trainings, and education for persons receiving services and (DSP). Nursing services also includes ensuring other therapies are appropriately identified and implemented as needed.
Metro Homes, Inc. Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals and other management staff support and ensure all homes and vehicles are well maintained, staff are trained to implement the persons plans and services and supports provided focus on the needs of each person support. The QIDP’s provide oversite in all areas of each person’s care plan, skill development activities and provides ensures reports (quarterly) are completed as required.
Metro Homes, Inc. provides Waiver Supported Living Service that covers habilitation, personal care, nursing, other residential supports and supported living services with transportation that allows people to gain access to other community services and activities.
Metro Homes Waiver supports a person to have full access to the greater community including opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community, to the same degree of access as people not receiving Medicaid HCBS. The programs are designed to optimize a person’s ability to make life choices, including choices related to daily activities, the physical environment, and with whom to interact.
Metro Homes, Inc supports people choice of living arrangements/locations including settings that are not disability specific and ensures people’s rights to privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint are protected. The Waiver program also supports a person’s choice regarding services and supports and who provides them.
Metro Homes, Inc. Waiver supports people to be aware of and ensures landlord-tenant protections, lockable doors, choice of roommates, freedom to furnish and decorate their homes, control of their schedule, access to food anytime, visitors anytime, and physical accessibility. All change must be due to a specific need and explained in the person-centered plan.
Metro Homes, Inc. offers and provides Companion Services and Supports that follow government regulations and offer non-medical assistance and supervision to people in the achievement of their goals, desires, and needs as identified in the person’s Individual Support Plan (ISP), and reflected in the Person-Centered Thinking and Discovery tools. Companion Services goals are individualized and related to the person’s safety, promotion of independence, community integration, and/or retirement. These supports may be provided in a person’s home or in the community.
Metro Maryland Community Living Group Home provides services to assist person-supported in acquiring the skills necessary to maximize their independence in activities of daily living and to fully participate in community life. Metro Homes Community Living Group Home services covers habilitation, personal care, nursing, and other residential supports. These services provide opportunities for choice of living arrangements, personal care, nursing, community engagement, and transportation for the people living in the home. Nursing services provided are a part of the persons overall comprehensive plan of care (HCMP) in conjunction with the persons Primary Care Physician and support medical and preventative care activities related to serious or persistent health issues that treat and manage a condition. These services include health assessments and treatment, health related trainings, and education for persons receiving services and (DSP). Nursing services also includes ensuring other therapies are appropriately identified and implemented as needed. Many of the activities provided in the home support training and development of independent living, personal care, social interactions, dining skills, household care and choice and decision-making skills which aid in increasing independence, self-advocacy, and community inclusion.
Metro Maryland’s Personal Supports are individualized supports that are delivered in the participant’s preferential manner to support that person’s independence in his or her own home and/or community in which he or she wishes to be involved in Metro Maryland. Metro Maryland Personal Supports provide assistance to participants in acquiring and building skills to maximize their independence. Personal Support services includes in-home skills development in budgeting and money management, completing homework, maintaining a bedroom or home, cooking, personal care; house cleaning/chores; and laundry.
Metro Maryland Supported Living services provides person-supported with a variety of individualized supports delivered in a personalized manner, to persons living in homes of their choice, with whom and where they want to live. Supported Living services are tailored to person’s need and interest and enables the person to live in a home of his/her choice and have full access to the greater community including opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community.
Metro Maryland’s Transportation services are designed specifically to improve a person’s ability to access community activities within their own community in response to needs identified through their Person-Centered Pan.
Metro Day Treatment Center, Inc. provides individualized, person centered choice and pre-planned activities and opportunities that occur in integrated and inclusive community settings with emphasize on the development of skills that foster community independence. Supporting and meeting people at various locations or leaving from the facility-based program are options offered. Metro Day meets all requirements in providing initial assessments, development of the initial CIP, Quarterly Reports and Ongoing CIP developed with the person to increase identified skills in the areas of Community Membership; Relationships & Natural Supports; Career Exploration & Pre-Employment; Retirement; Community Contribution; Self-Determination; Community Navigation; Wellness/Fitness. People are supported make decision and use all forms of public transportation, experience new thing/places and activities by seeking activities on the computer and discussions with the staff. Supports include encouragement, role modeling and demonstration for people to use learned skills, develop new skills, and increase use of positive behavioral skills through interaction with others, and making choice about activities to engage in.
Metro Day Treatment Center, Inc. provides day habilitative services to support the development of skills acquisition in the areas of independent living, community integration, social, emotional, health and physical wellbeing. Day habilitation services are aimed at developing meaningful adult activities and opportunities outside of a person’s home and assist the person in developing a full life in all areas of development and pleasure. All activities provided by the program are implement following the person-centered team approach, the development of the persons ISP, goals and objectives using the person’s needs, desires, and various assessment tools. Activities (dance, music, arts & crafts, exercise, proactive behavior strategies, functional academics i.e., math, reading & writing, the use of technology and community outings are implemented to support development in the following areas:
Day habilitation services are provided as required for people needing medical supervision/monitoring by trained employees including a Director of Nursing and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Behavior Support Plans are implement following the development and approval of BSP by trained staff and Activities Coordinators. Day habilitation services may be delivered in small group settings at a ratio of one-on-one, one-to-three or groups up to 5-6 people.
Metro Day Companion Service provide people the choice of location where service/supports are to be implemented. People who do not want to attend he day program daily may choose to receive service in the community or at home. Times and days may rotate based on the persons desires and or needs. Metro Day meets the requirements for the development of formal plans but also recognizes that activities, days and times may vary based on each person’s specific wants and needs. Companion services provides non-medical assistance (no-appointments) and supervision to support a person’s goals, desires, and needs as identified in the person’s Individual Support Plan (ISP) & Companion Service Plan and are Person-Centered. Goals vary by person and are related to the person’s safety, promotion of independence, community integration, and/or retirement. Services are provided at a ratio based on the needed level of support for each person and may include one-on-one or a small group.