The mission of the Residential Services Program is to provide total residential care including training and specialized treatment services to orthopedically handicapped individuals to maximize self-help skills for independent living.
The goal of the Residential Services Program is to provide the services necessary to sustain and enrich life for each residential client while providing a home-like atmosphere and assisting in the development of as much independence as possible for each client.
The Residential Services Program includes health care and habilitative care and training, provided to clients based on an interdisciplinary team (ID Team) approach. The ID Team is comprised of the client and his/her family, as well as each discipline providing services to the client. ID Team meetings are held at least annually to formulate and discuss goals and objectives specifically designed to meet training and habilitative needs of each client. The resulting document is a Total Care Plan (TCP) developed to meet the individual programming needs of each client for a one year period. Objectives are designed to be measured in quantitative terms according to frequency and duration of training, as well as the levels of assistance necessary for training. The Qualified Handicapped Professional (QHP) projects appropriate percentages for achievement, based on the clients' abilities. At the annual staffing, the ID Team agrees on prioritization of long-term goals and identifies members of the team responsible for providing training on various objectives for the upcoming year. The QHP monitors progress during the year through monthly reviews, and a complete programmatic review is coordinated by the QHP each quarter to include input from all members of the ID Team. If, during the monitoring process, it is determined by the team that modifications to the individual program are needed, then changes are suggested to the TCP, and approved by the ID Team Chairman. At the next annual interdisciplinary team staffing, the team meets to review progress on objectives, to identify current needs, and to formulate goals and objectives addressing those needs for the next year.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Residential Services Program will continue to provide necessary residential care services and training based on each client's individualized Total Care Plan (TCP), while simultaneously maximizing available resources in providing these services.
2. During FY 1998-99, the Residential Services Program, will continue to maximize Title XIX Medicaid funds in providing services to its 75 residential students.
3. During FY 1998-99, the Residential Services Program will continue to provide a facility which adequately meets the nutritional needs of the students and other persons served.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with general fund, interagency transfers and self-generated revenues. The Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Health Services Financing, transfers funds to this program from Title XIX of the Social Security Act. The Department of Education sends funds to this program from the Special Milk Program for Children. The fees and self-generated revenues funding this program are derived from LSEC employees paying for meals.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.6% of the total request ($2,557,500) for this program. The changes in this program are primarily due to funding for merit adjustments and full funding for all recommended positions. The remaining difference is due to statewide adjustments.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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