All people have the right to a meaningful life which is largely self-determined.
Given support, even severely and persistently mentally ill persons can live more independently, grow as individuals and be participating members of the community.
The heart of this program is the relationship developed between the client and personal care attendant and the positive influence this relationship has on the client's life.
With the services we provide, need for hospitalization and non-independent living is reduced. Out of home treatment is of shorter duration resulting in less trauma to the client.
My Brothers' Keeper has experienced Personal Care Attendants (PCA's) available who are skilled in the care of multi-handicapped individuals. These individuals work with the family to:
Assist in daily personal care and hygiene.
Transport or accompany adult clients to medical treatment and therapeutics.
Assist with medications that are normally self-administered.
Provide quality care, insuring both a healthy and safe environment in both the home and community.
HOW IT WORKS
Referrals come to us from a variety of sources: for example, individual counties in Minnesota, existing clients and through our website. After a referral is made...
An assessment is completed by a Public Health Nurse.
2. The RN trains and supervises an appropriate PCA to implement the individual client's care plan.
3. The services are then funded through Medical Assistance from the State of Minnesota.
To make referrals, call us at 952.496.0157 or 1.877.496.0157.
My Brothers' Keeper also offers assistance to families seeking a home site through the Foster Care/Waivered Service Program. Through this program the caregiver not only assists with daily care, personal hygiene and medications, but also:
Assists in the development and implementation of behavior programs.
Establishes and works on goals for the client that will allow him/her to better care for him/herself or achieve skills in leisure activities.
Assists with nutrition management including menu planning, grocery shopping, food procedure and meal preparation.
Assists or oversees laundry and light housekeeping for learning independent living skills.
ALSO PROVIDING INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS SERVICES
If you are wondering about services for someone in your family, or have additional questions about how this program would work for you, please call and talk to any of our staff, who are happy to help you with the next step.