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Children with Disabilities

In Home Supports

Enable provides the following services for children with disabilities:  

Individual Support Services

 

Enable’s caring team provides assistance with self-care tasks while maintaining each individual’s dignity, offering help with bathing and showering, dressing, eating, personal hygiene and grooming, and more. In addition, we provide support for instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) – skills that are not necessary for fundamental functioning, but allow an individual to live independently in a community. This includes preparing to handle regular housework, take medications as prescribed, manage money, shop for groceries or clothing, use technology, and more. Enable is qualified by the COSC (Children’s System of Care) to provide individual support services.

 

Respite Care

 

Enable’s compassionate and experienced staff offers respite care to provide family caregivers with a short period of rest or relief by arranging alternate caregiving for their child. Respite also can be provided when the family caregiver is temporarily absent or disabled for any reason. Our respite services may include taking children to after school or weekend recreational activities, self-directed and in-home respite, and more. Enable is qualified by the CSOC (Children’s System of Care) as a home health agency providing respite services.

 

Home Accessibility Modifications

 

Enable offers decades of experience working with families to adapt their homes for individuals with disabilities. We conduct a thorough assessment, recommend products and costs, retain contractors and oversee all projects from start to finish. Home modifications may include:

  • Enhanced safety. A few simple changes may be all it takes to protect children against common safety concerns, such as adding more lighting and safety rails throughout the home, setting hot water heater temperatures and clearly marking faucets, and more.
  • Adaptive equipment. Think beyond wheelchairs, canes, and walkers. There’s a whole universe of products designed to make life easier for children with developmental disabilities, including modified phones, television listening systems, motion-activated nightlights, touch screen computers, and more.
  • Home renovations. Modifying a home to accommodate a child with disabilities may also require more extensive renovations to accommodate a wheelchair or other needs. This may include adding wheelchair ramps, widening doorways, installing stair glides and lifts, updating tubs and showers to be more accessible, and more.

Self-pay options are available as well as Medicaid reimbursement for care.


Contact Enable for dependable in home supports
For more information, call our Admissions Coordinator at 609-987-5003 or email admissions@enablenj.org today.

 

Anthony

Mary

Anthony, who has cerebral palsy and developmental delays, loves school. As a child, his mother carried him up and down the stairs from their home to the street. When he grew, his father had to carry Anthony to the school bus. His father was often late to work. He would have to leave early to meet Anthony's bus and carry him back inside. During inclement weather, Anthony suffered illnesses from exposure to bad weather.

Enable’s In Home Services installed a ramp. Now Anthony stays indoors until the bus arrives. He has fewer illnesses. And his father gets to work on time. The ramp is portable which allows the family to remove it and take it with them when they relocated from one home to another in West Windsor.