In-Home Day Program
In-Home Day Program Service Description:
Purpose and Goals of the Service:
- To provide services to consumers who are unable to attend a day program outside of their home due to medical limitations.
- To enable a consumer with developmental disabilities to participate in different activities that will be designed around their abilities.
Consumer Outcomes: Allowing consumers to attend and participate in activities suited to their abilities and needs, thus hopefully enhancing their quality of life.
Service Areas: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. H.A.T.C.H. hires staff that live within a close range of the consumers.
Service Hours: Monday through Friday, scheduled hours are flexible.
Consumer can receive services a minimum of one hour per week up to 20 hours per week, with a maximum of 4 hours per day per consumer.
Sample of Direct Care Staff weekly Schedule:
Mon: Tues: Weds:
11 AM – 3 PM, 10 AM – 2 PM, 12 PM – 4 PM – Although the hours are flexible, the hours should not be used as needed or an on call basis.
Service Locations: In the Consumer’s residence.
Age Group: 18 years and older.
Staffing Ratios: 1:1
Attendance Policy: Attendance is flexible however if the ID team determines that the services are no longer a benefit, the services may be cancelled with a 30 day notice.
H.A.T.CH. will notify the Regional Center on or before the consumer’s fifth consecutive day of unplanned absence.
H.A.T.C.H. will make an effort to ensure attendance as frequently as determined by the ID team by setting up appointments, rescheduling and being flexible as necessary.
Screening and Training:
H.A.T.C.H. employees must pass a criminal background check and have basic language and academic skills. First Aid/CPR is also required along with being Tuberculosis tested. During the interview and initial training, employees will receive all necessary paperwork including, but not limited to: Procedure Manual, Special Incident Report form, Time Sheets, Monthly Progress Reports, workshop training schedule and the Guide to the Lanternman Act.
The office staff also offers over the phone support, as well as additional resources located at the office.
H.A.T.C.H. workers receive individualized training during their first month by calling in a minimum once a week during office hours.
H.A.T.C.H. provides in-service training workshops. Employees will receive a flyer of dates and topics for workshops (minimum of 2 per year.)