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The title of this manual, Welcome Stranger, is purposeful. An Alzheimer’s patient becomes a stranger in that their behavior, likes, dislikes, and actions change from what we have previously known and lived with in prior years.
This guide is not intended to be a primer to understanding Alzheimer’s disease but rather to provide a few meaningful ways to make the job of care giving less onerous and life more pleasant for both parties.
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A caregiver provides assistance in meeting the daily needs of another person.
Many people may find themselves caring for a family member or friend in some way or another, which can be rewarding but stressful.
In this meeting attendees can share and support each other with information, fellowship, and prayer.
Meetings held via Zoom (occasional in person meetings).
Email us for meeting information.
Family Weekend Retreats are designed to adapt all recreational activities for campers with mild to severe medical conditions or disabilities while including the entire family.
Family Weekend Retreats are held at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas, on a beautiful 55-acre property along the Guadalupe River.
Throughout the weekend campers and their families participate together in traditional camping activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking.
During these inclusive weekends, which begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon, families enjoy private, climate-controlled cabins. All meals are provided, and CAMP can accommodate many special diets. Campers must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian to provide direct support during the event.
Family Weekend Retreats are open to new and returning camper families, with priority given to those who have never attended a retreat and/or those who were unable to attend one during the previous year.
Due to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministry of South Texas, Inc., which has underwritten all program expenses, there is no fee to attend.
A deposit will be required to secure your family's spot (refunded in full following retreat attendance).
Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is an enrichment activity program for children with medical conditions or disabilities (aged 3-15 years) and their siblings (aged 3-14 years).
PNO events consist of engaging games, crafts, and activities thoughtfully planned around a central theme. CAMP provides a snack and drink for all participants during the event and requests that Campers bring a sack dinner from home to enjoy with their peers.
The Parent's Night Out program is completely underwritten by CAMP. Because of this, there is no fee to attend.
Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers a chance to recharge.
Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.
ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.
ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.
Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.
Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills. Assistance with acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.
Serves ages 8-21
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Parents Night Out is offered on Friday evenings from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. This program provides care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents use this time to rest, pursue their own interests, or have a date night to reconnect with their significant other. This vital respite helps strengthen families and relationships.
ResCare provides behavioral and intervention services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our treatment approach is simple – see and treat the individual as a person.
Each individual is provided with a customized program tailored to meet their individual needs. Our goals for the people we serve include:
- Improving quality of life
- Increasing independence
- Reducing pharmacologic interventions
- Easing caregiver burden
Our evidence-based programming helps ResCare deliver the best quality support for our clients to live more positive, active and social lives.
ResCare’s Periodic and Supported Living Services are provided to individuals who are living in a home with a caretaker, family member or loved one and requires additional assistance to have needs met.
Our broad range of services can include assistance with daily living activities, participating in community activities, financial assistance and more.
These types of services help individuals make choices and have some control in their daily lives while helping them work toward short and long-range goals. Our full range of services incorporates traditional therapies into community-based skill training.
We focus on areas such as self-care, safety awareness, household tasks, problem solving, community integration and forming relationships.
Though every child learns at a different pace, sometimes they encounter conditions that pose developmental delays. The Center for Health Care Services ECI program provides assessment, therapy and other assistance you need to help your baby and your family learn to navigate around the challenges.
CHCS ECI is part of a statewide program for families with children, birth to 36 months, who have exhibited symptoms of developmental delays or disabilities. Family support and specialized services help you strengthen your ability to find the resources you need to improve your child’s development through daily activities. CHCS ECI works with parents or caretakers to help you find learning opportunities within your family’s normal routines of bath time, mealtime, or play time.
Children, birth to 36 months.
ECI includes early intervention case management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, caregiver education and support services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or medical conditions leading to developmental delays, and who reside in Bexar County SAISD, ECISD, HISD, SISD, and SSISD School Districts.
Our agency champions healthcare access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to healthcare coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible, and accountable.
To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs, and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality healthcare and services for individuals with disabilities.
For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Healthcare Videos on ASL Page.
ECI resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Resource page.
Click here to access all of our healthcare resources, educational, and advocacy information.
Our company offers in-home ABA in-home therapy (Tricare East) services for children of military families diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our team of highly trained therapists will work with your child to develop their skills, increase their independence, and improve their overall quality of life. If you're looking for a compassionate and effective therapy option.
ABA Therapy Services
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Natural Environment Teaching
- Discrete Trial Training
- Verbal Behavior
- Social Skills
- Parent Training
- In-Home ABA Therapy
- Tricare East Military Families
Currently accepting Tricare East Autism insurance.
Call us for more information about fees for service and to schedule an intake appointment with a Behavior Analyst.
A few of our children living at Mission Road are members of loving and participative families. These families partner with us to care for their children overnight, throughout the week and on weekends as is helpful. We provide each child with professional, 24-hour AWAKE care by trained, attentive staff allowing the child to thrive and grow into a successful and happy adult.
We provide our partnering families with time and respite from the 24/7/365 care that often overwhelms families with children with special needs.
The children in our Boarding School program join us as residents in our cottages and participate completely in all campus and programming activities. The children attend public school at Harlandale ISD as full time students utilizing the exceptional special needs education program of the district.
Families maintain complete and full access to their children and are welcomed to the campus any time, day or night, to monitor and oversee their child's care. Parents are encouraged to attend all campus events and field trips. Parents continue to include their children in family activities that are part of their family tradition.
Children ages 3 to 17 years with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Mission Road Boarding School is a private, fee-for-service program contracted annually, billed monthly and priced individually based upon the needs of the child.
Parents caring for adult children with IDD often prefer to keep their child at home as opposed to alternative living arrangements such as moving them to a community home, apartment or nursing home. Likewise, there are many loving Texas families who have chosen to welcome a non-relative adult with IDD into their home and join in their family activities.
Mission Road's Host Companion Care program partners with families to provide professional training, oversight, and often immediate and urgent assistance. We help families and caregivers create and maintain a safe home environment where adults with IDD can flourish socially, emotionally and physically.
Adult Host Companion Care provides:
- Meal preparation
- Medication management
- Social interaction & activities
- Transportation services
- Personal care (toileting, bathing, dressing)
- Aiding in daily recreational & vocational activities
While the ISS services program is funded by the Medicaid waiver programs of HCS/TxHmLv and DBMD, we do accept individuals funded through CLASS, ICF, GR, and private pay.
Please note we do not accept Medicaid such as Molina, Star Plus or other HMOs.
Mom’s Morning Out allows parents with children with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) some much deserved free time.
Families living in San Antonio and Bexar County caring for a child, age 6 to17 years, with IDD.
$40/child for 4 hours of care.
Mission Road Developmental Center provides in-home and family support services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who choose to remain in their own home.
Mission Road’s Home and Community-Based (HCS) Services and other Waiver programs ensure the individual’s welfare in the community and prevent or delay institutional placement. A team of professionals and family members develop a plan with the individual seeking services to identify the goals and services that the adult needs to continue to live in his/her own home.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission monitor and license the program.
Kyo provides therapy tailored to your family. We design individualized ABA therapy based on your child’s unique needs and interests, with dedicated support to help in the areas where you need it most.
What is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses behavioral principles to increase the independence and quality of life of children with autism and their families. Our ABA therapists work together with families to develop the plan that will work best for each unique child.
Children and people with autism.
We believe all families should be able to access high quality ABA therapy services. Kyo is proud to be in-network with most major health payers as well as medicaid in most states. We are expanding our list daily! To find out if you have coverage for our ABA therapy services, contact our client services department at [email protected] or 1 (877) 264-6747.
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During this most difficult but meaningful part of life’s journey, THE MEDICAL TEAM hospice is at hand, providing experienced, skilled hospice services, with compassion and respect, at home. We honor the life of our patients, while offering families much-needed assistance and support. Hospice is a way to continue life’s journey with the best quality of life and the best care possible. h Hospice care is available throughout our Texas locations and includes:
- Personal care, tailored to the patient’s and family’s ever-changing needs
- Dedicated, trained caregivers
- Support for the family’s journey
- Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For a medically complex child or adult, the transition from hospital to home can be a difficult one. Our mission is to make this process smoother and less overwhelming by assisting with everything from coordinating the discharge process with the hospital case manager, to settling in after the first time you take your baby home. No matter your situation, having the right help in place can make a world of difference to you and your family.
Our prescribed pediatric extended care services let your kids be kids. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed with children in mind, allowing them to play, dream, and grow — all while meeting their physiological, developmental, nutrition, and social needs. Our goal, through PPEC, is to impact the lives of our medically complex children from the early stages of life all the way into early adulthood.
What is PPEC?
Prescribed pediatric extended care, or PPEC for short, is provided at a non-residential center that serves medically complex or technologically dependent children under the age of 21 who require short, long-term, or intermittent medical care due to medically complex conditions.
The ACP PPEC provides services to medically complex children who cannot attend a regular daycare. Our services meet the child’s physiological, developmental, nutrition, and social needs. We provide nursing and psychosocial services, developmental therapies, caregiver training, and personal care support to our children.
We offer pediatric home care services — including pediatric nursing and personal care support services — for children covered by Medicaid programs, the Katie Becket Waiver, private insurances, or private pay. We specialize in caring for patients with:
- IV Therapies
- Tube Feedings
- Wound Care
- Colostomy Care
- Neurological Disorders
- Endocrine Diseases/ Disorders
- IDD Individuals
- Quadriplegic/ Paraplegic
- Cardiac Defects
- & Other Complex Needs
Our Private-Duty Nurses are equipped with the skills to accompany your child to school if it is required by a physician. School nursing services can be added to your child’s plan of care and the nurse assigned can help your child with physical tasks, such as:
- Accompanying the child on the school-provided transportation
- Providing medical care during the school day such as:
- Medication administration
- Tracheostomy and ventilator care
- Additional care ordered by a physician
- Assisting a child with classroom activities
- Serve as the child’s care advocate
Advanced Care Partners entered the adult care market when our patients started to age out of the pediatric programs we serve. Every family that transitions from caring for a medically complex “child” to caring for an “adult” understands how challenging this time can be. As our children age, they often require more specialized and intensive care. We build strong bonds with our families that last a lifetime, just like the care we provide. From birth to adulthood, we are your partner for in-home adult care every step of the way.
We offer nursing services (also known as private-duty nursing) for medically complex patients through the Medicaid COMP and NOW waiver, private insurance, and private pay. We provide care for:
- Neurological Disorders
- Cardiac Conditions
- Respiratory Disease
- Gastrointestinal Disease
- Metabolic Disorders
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Technology Dependent: Oxygen, Tracheostomy, Ventilator, Feeding
- Tubes, Monitors
- Other Complex Disorders and more
Individuals living with physical disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements, and in many cases, mobility is limited and some level of home care is required. At BrightStar Care of Metro San Antonio, we provide a personalized approach to care, case management, and disability assistance for our clients.
Quality Home Care:
BrightStar Care care professionals are trained to help those with disabilities and special needs such as Spina Bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy and spinal cord injuries, giving them the support they need to live as independently as possible. From disability aids and accessible transportation to personal care, our advanced and specialized expertise in this area ensures our clients’ safety, and empowers you and your family to get the most out of life.
Our disability care services include:
- Pressure Relief: Mobility issues can lead to pressure sores, debecutis ulcers and, in severe cases, the need for wound care. BrightStar Care caregivers are trained to provide pressure relief every 15 minutes for wheelchair-bound patients, and to turn bed-bound patients every two hours to prevent complications caused by prolonged immobility. Our CNAs are also trained in the transfer of patients using Hoyer lifts and slide boards, and use the proper techniques to help patients avoid injuries and falls during transport.
- Care for Special Needs Children: Babies, infants and children living with disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. BrightStar Care trained professionals specialize in administering in-home pediatric care and can provide comprehensive case management and support for children with special needs.
- Special Event and Respite Care: Whether you need assistance caring for your loved one during a wedding or holiday celebration, BrightStar Care care professionals can provide help on a short-term basis so you and your family can make time for a vacation or receive additional support during a special event.
- Travel Companionship: Travel and transportation can be challenging for individuals with disabilities and special needs. BrightStar Care provides travel companion care to help make travel accessible for people with special needs, enabling them to experience more in life.
- Medical Procedure Transportation: BrightStar Care care professionals are available to help those who need assistance with a scheduled medical procedure or doctor’s appointment. Your compassionate care professional will:
- Pick you up at home and taking you to the hospital or doctor’s office.
- Wait until the procedure is completed and signing you out.
- Safely transport you home.
- If needed, stop at a pharmacy, grocery store, or restaurant if you need prescription, medical supplies, groceries, or food.
- Make sure you are safely settled in your home after your procedure.
- We can stay with you in your home after the procedure and assist with meal preparation, bathing, toileting, laundry, light cleaning, and medication reminders.
- A Registered Nurse (RN) can visit after you are home and change your dressings, perform wound care or infection monitoring.
- An RN patient advocate can help coordinate care, treatment, and communicate between you, your family and healthcare providers. We can attend appointments with you and help you understand options and make the best possible health care decision.
BrightStar Care is ready to help.
Led by a Registered Nurse, our compassionate care professionals provide in-home support for children with disabilities such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy, as well as children with intellectual or developmental delays. These services may include assistance with feeding, transferring and repositioning, bathing or other daily needs.
Our goal as care professionals is to ensure that children with disabilities and special needs are receiving the care they need and the support they deserve. Experienced care professionals are ready to assist with:
- Bath visits
- Oral and personal hygiene
- Reporting conditions and changes to supervisory RN and/or physician
BrightStar Care can also provide pediatric nursing care for more advanced medical needs, as well as administer a wide range of therapies such as speech, physical and autism therapy.
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The family support group at E-motion Wellness Therapy Center is a safe and supportive place for relatives of individuals living with mental health and addiction issues.
Family members learn new coping strategies and gain insight into how they can best provide support for their loved ones. When caregivers become part of a close-knit community, they gain the strength to help themselves and their families through any difficulties.
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) is a Medicaid waiver program that provides services and support to individuals with intellectual disability disorders (IDDs), so they can continue to live with family or independently.
These services can be provided in your own home, your family's home, a foster care home where you live with another family, or a home in the community where the individual lives with two or three other people.
Enchantment Living offers both in-home personal care and community-based transitional living options. (Click here for more about our services.)
Everybody who is enrolled in the HCBS program will have a Service Coordinator who:
- coordinates the development and implementation of the person's Individual Plan of Care (IPC)
- coordinates various aspects of services delivered under the HCS Program and through other sources
- keeps track of the person's progress or lack of progress.
Please call or text 210-273-8016 for more information.
Proof of income is required.
Personal care home services start at $1600.00 on a sliding scale.
Transitional housing, offered for both men and women at separate locations, starts at $800.00 on a sliding scale.
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The Caring for the Caregiver program supports family caregivers through education, research, and practice.
We provide education through classes and workshops for family caregivers, opportunities for socialization, and clinical care to support families living with dementia.
Caring for the Caregiver holds many educational and socialization events throughout the year, including our Essentials of Caregiving lecture series and Memory Cafés. Click here for our events calendar.
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The Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers ™ is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of persons with dementia or a chronic illness. It is proven to:
- Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who are providing care to an older loved one
- Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives
In the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers ™, caregivers will:
- Learn about stress and its effects;
- Practice stress management techniques
- Develop problem solving skills
Anyone who offers care to a loved one or an individual with a disability is eligible to join a caregiver event or activity at any time.
Our services are offered at no cost, regardless of income or insurance status.
Join us every month to share, learn, and find support with other caregivers who also care for someone with a disability.
This workshop is offered at no cost and open to all caregivers.