SAM’S PLACE provides both Texas Home Living (TxHmL) and Home and Community-based Services (HCS) individualized supports and services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Individuals diagnosed with an intellectual disability and have an IQ of 75 or below who are not currently enrolled in another waiver program and do not exceed specific income limits can apply for services with Texana Center, the local authority (LA). Once awarded, individuals receiving either TxHmL or HCS services may be eligible for the services and supports listed below.
TxHmL is a Health and Human Services (HHS) program providing essential supports and services to people with IDD so that they may be able to continue to live with their family or in their own home. These supports and services are intended to supplement rather than replace the supports and services they receive from other programs or other natural supports.
HCS is an HHS program that provides essential supports and services to people with IDD who live with their family, in their own home, in a host home/companion care, or in a group home with no more than four people who also receive services. These services meet the individual's needs to that he or she may be able to maintain himself or herself in the community.
Residential Assistance Types of Services Are in the HCS Program Only
Assistance is provided to individuals requiring adaptive equipment that enables an individual to retain or increase his or her ability to perform activities of daily living or to control his or her environment.
Assistance is provided to individuals requiring physical adaptations to his or her residence that is necessary to address his or her specific needs, enabling him or her to function with greater independence or to control his or her environment.
Assistance is provided to individuals requiring treatment and monitoring of health care procedures that are physician prescribed or required by standards of professional practice or state law by licensed nursing personnel.
Assistance is provided to individuals requiring an assessment and/or treatment by licensed or certified professionals for social work, counseling, occupational, physical, speech, audiology, dietary, and behavioral therapies.
Assistance is provided to individuals requiring planned or emergency short-term relief provided to the person's unpaid caregiver when the caregiver is temporarily unavailable. Relief is provided in the person's home or another location.
Assistance is provided to individuals acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and participate in home and community life.