Services

Primary Home Care

  

This program is a non-technical, medically related personal in-home care service provided to adults whose health problems cause them to be functionally limited in performing activities of daily living. Primary Home Care (PHC) service is a nonskilled, nontechnical service provided to eligible adults whose health problems cause them to be functionally limited in performing daily activities. Services include: bathing, dressing, routine hair/ skin care, toileting, grooming, meal preparation, feeding, cleaning, laundry, transfer/ambulation, shopping, and escort.

Eligibility is determined by Texas Health and Human Services. 

For more information, contact your local HHS or your local TVNS office.

Family Care

 Family Care (FC) is a non-skilled, nontechnical attendant care service for eligible adults who are functionally limited in performing activities of daily living. Primary Home Care provider agencies have the option of providing these services. Family Care services are provided by an attendant and do not require the supervision of a registered nurse. 

Community Attendant Services

  

Community Attendant Services is a non-technical, medically related personal care service that is available to eligible adults and children whose health problems cause them to be functionally limited in performing activities of daily living according to a practitioner's statement of medical need. Services are provided by an attendant.

Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)

  

Our CLASS program provides home- and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or a related condition.  A related condition is a disability, other than an intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 and that affects a person's ability to function in daily life.

Services include: Habilitation Services (bathing, dressing, etc.), skilled nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychological services, adaptive aids, medical supplies, ERS, Respite, and Minor Home Modifications.

Individuals must be eligible for or be receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid. Financial eligibility is determined by the Social Security Administration or by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) using SSI-related criteria.

Note: CLASS services may not be available right away. The applicant’s name may be placed on an interest list and then contacted when services become available.

To apply, or for more information contact HHS at: 

1-877-438-5658 or TVNS at 1-800-242-8867 

STAR Kids

  

STAR Kids is designed to meet the unique needs of youth and children with disabilities. The program will provide personal attendant and respite care services for individuals with special needs 20 years and younger.  These individuals receive personal assistance services depending on their needs and level of functioning. Services include: bathing, dressing, routine hair/ skin care, toileting, grooming, meal preparation, feeding, cleaning, laundry, transfer/ambulation, shopping, and escort.

Eligibility is determined by Texas Health and Human Services and then sent to a managed care organization for authorization. For more information contact your local HHS or TVNS office near you or visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com .

Respite

  

Taking care of an aging or ill family member can be enormously rewarding and, at the same time, exhausting and emotionally draining. As a caregiver, you feed and read, clean up, make meals, change sheets, and offer comfort and good cheer. You manage your own life during the short, sometimes unpredictable hiatuses in your loved one’s schedule.  

Working through might feel doable in the short term, but too much time without a break can lead to caregiver burnout, depression and health problems. Short breaks help you make it through the long haul. 

Caregivers who tend to seniors, those who are physically or emotionally challenged, or individuals with special needs are often in need of a little time off from their round-the-clock caregiving. Respite care is nothing complicated -- it's simply relief from caregiving duties when you're looking after a loved one who requires frequent, monitored care.

Learn today how respite care services through TVNS can help caregivers who look after the elderly and people with special needs or disabilities.

Private Pay Home Care

  

Our personally designed home care service is available to provide day-to-day support to help that special someone, continue to live safely and independently in their home. Services such as assistance with personal hygiene, light household chores, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping and protective supervision can be provided by a home-care attendant that has been trained and supervised by our experienced staff. Short term respite is also available for those loved ones that care for an individual and would be temporarily unavailable. TVNS staff will work with the client and the family to come up with the plan that best identifies the tasks that are needed. Cost of services vary due to the complexity of care; however, some long-term care insurance policies may cover most or all the services.

Emergency Response Service (ERS)

  

You’re right to worry about unforeseen medical emergencies, like heart attacks, falls, dizziness or other emergencies. ERS is perfect for active seniors who spend a lot of time outside the home, enabling them to request assistance from any location at any time. 

Our ERS service provides an electronic monitoring system for impaired adults who live alone or are functionally isolated in the community. Individuals receive 24 hours, 7 days a week monitoring. Responders will assist the individual in case of emergency. In an emergency, the person can press a call button to signal for help. The electronic monitoring system helps to ensure that the appropriate person or TVNS responds to an alarm call.

Eligibility is determined by Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission. ERS is available as part of CFC and CLASS services. For more information, contact your local HHSC or TVNS office near you for monthly private pay options.

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Provide non-skilled, non-technical service in a client’s home by an attendant to protect elderly and disabled from abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.

Eligibility is determined by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. For more information, contact your local HHS or TVNS office near you or visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com .

STAR PLUS/STAR PLUS WAIVER Services

Provides an array of services for Medicaid approved recipients 21 years or older. Clients must meet medical necessity, financial eligibility, and quality for nursing home placement, but want to stay at home. 

Services include: personal assistance (bathing, dressing, etc.), skilled nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, adaptive aids, medical supplies, E.R.S., Respite, and Minor Home Modifications. 

Eligibility is determined by Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission.  For more information, contact your local HHSC or TVNS office.