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Handz-On, Inc. is in the business of taking individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) & Mental Health Disabilities out of nursing homes and placing them back into the community with support and resources to make them functioning members of society.

Handz-On, Inc. provides individuals with mental health disabilities community adopted treatment and recovery options because of its emphasis on:

Mental Health

  • Intensive psychiatric rehabilitation provided in the participant’s home and in other community settings

  • Attention to both psychiatric and medical needs

  • Emphasis on wellness and recovery

  • Person-Centered Planning leading to development of an Individualized Recovery Plan

  • Use of peer supports provided by people trained and certified in rehabilitative care, who know from first-hand experience about recovery from mental illness

  • Community Support Program (CSP) – A flexible, team-based approach to community rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation and Support Services

Recovery Assistant – Homemaker, companion, personal care, and in-home respite services designed to help a participant maintain his/her own home.

  • Peer Support – Provides support to develop the skills that enable participants to become more independent, integrated into and productive in their communities.

  • TCM: Transitional Care Management – Services provided during the weeks prior to, and immediately following discharge from a nursing home, to help locate and set up a suitable apartment or other living arrangements.

  • Transportation – Handz-On, Inc. is committed to servicing safe and reliable non-medical transportation to all our clients to and from their destinations (Hampden County).

  • Individual Support and Community Habilitation Staff (ISCH) – Is a teaching service. Assessment & training in self-care; medication management; task completion; communication & interpersonal skills; socialization; sensory/motor skills; mobility & community transportation skills; problem solving skills; money management; and the ability to maintain a household.

  • Skilled Nursing – Quality nursing care provided to individuals and groups.  Responsibilities are health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort.

  • Home Health Aide – Enab les clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording client condition; providing support and personal services; teaching families.

  • Adult Companion – Non-medical care: the companion may accompany client on movie nights, day trips, assist in or supervise such tasks as meal preparation or laundry, perform light housekeeping tasks, cuing and/or hands-assistance with activities of daily living.

  • PCA: Patient Care Assistant – Services provided under the direct supervision of healthcare professionals.  Assisting patients with tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating.

  • Chore Services – Non-medical care: assist in or supervise such tasks as meal preparation or laundry, perform light housekeeping tasks, cuing and/or hands on assistance with activities of daily living.

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