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WHATProvides funding grants, free home care help and support service assistance such as free cleaning services, free yard work, free home modifications and more for the elderly and those with disabilities.
WHYTo allow individuals to live in their home and community independently for as long as possible.
WHEREHart-Supported Living Program. Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Government of Kentucky. Kentucky, USA.

Program Description

“The Hart-Supported Living program provides funds for supports to help Kentuckians with disabilities live in their homes and communities and avoid institutionalization.”

"The individual with a disability (and the people who support him or her) plan and design a set of services which meets the person’s needs and is consistent with the principles of Supported Living. If the individual’s request for funding is approved, then funds are made available so that the plan can be implemented."

Free In-Home Care Assistance for older adults and those with disabilities may include:

  • Free Adaptive And Therapeutic Equipment - TTY/TTD modules,
    communication devices, Medic alert, specialized fire alarm, service animal,
    assistive technology, etc.
  • Free Home Modifications - architectural changes, ramps, widening doorways,
    accessibility/adoptions to bathrooms, etc. which need to be made to the
    residence to accommodate the individual’s disability. The modification must be related to the person’s disability.
  • Free Vehicle Modifications - lifts, carriers for chairs, hand controls.
  • Grants: one-time expenses related to living in a house
    or rental property in the community such as security deposit, purchase of
    furniture or equipment.
  • Free Personal Care, Attendant Care, Companionship Services: person to assist with feeding bathing, dressing, transferring, turning, repositioning, activities of daily living, ambulation, emergency procedures, fitness or appointments.
  • Free Community Resource Developer – community coordinator
    to help develop relationships, opportunities, networks, etc.
  • Free Homemaker Services - free cleaning services for elderly, housekeeping, assistance in maintaining the recipient’s household, cooking, shopping, laundry,
  • Free Respite Care -person who can provide care for a person with a disability so the caregiver or provider can have a break.
  • Free Recreation/Leisure - provides assistance in participating in leisure activities.
  • Free Live-In Support - person who provides support in areas of personal care,
  • Free Trainer In Home Management and Independent Living Skills - trainer to help gain skills for living in the community such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, meal planning, shopping, etc.
  • Free Consultation - evaluation to enhance communication, accessibility, assistive technology needs.
  • Free Transportation - transportation to work or community such as taxis, or specialized bus or van services.

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Hart-Supported Living Program aims to:

    Help disabled persons live in a home of their choice.
  • Encourage participation in the community.
  • Promote rights and autonomy.
  • Enhance skills and abilities to live successfully in the community.
  • Enable acceptance in the community by promoting home ownership or leasing arrangements.
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