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Home and Community Based Support

Home and Community Based Support

KenCrest provides in-home and community-based supports to adults living at home with their families in Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania. These supports include habilitation services, companion care, respite services, community participation services, and specialized skill development: community support. Details of each service can be found below.

Services We Provide

Individual in support program grabbing items from a display of Magic Towels in a grocery store, holding a green shopping basket in the other handHabilitation services: Aid individuals in learning and acquiring daily living skills that improve the quality of their life, support their family unit, and help them to become more involved members of their community.

Companion care: Support individuals with their daily activities or simply accompany them in the community.

Respite services: Provide a break for the family from having to care for their loved one. Also provide a break for the supported individual from working on a particular skill or activity to just enjoy some down time.

Community participation services: Enable people to explore interests, hobbies, and activities in their communities that may help lead them to employment opportunities. We offer these services in a one-on-one setting.

Specialized skill development – community support: Support individuals who are 21 years of age or older living with autism to navigate and participate in their community in a manner than enhances their skills and independence. This service is provided through the Adult Autism Waiver program.

Individualized Support

Community Based Services for adults with intellectual disabilities in PAWe design a customized program for each of our supported individuals based on their needs and the goals they want to achieve. KenCrest uses the philosophy of person-centered planning and works with the individual and his/her team to create a plan that is unique to them. We focus on each person’s growth, personal fulfillment, and individual choices and desires. We aim to have each individual make meaningful contributions and feel connected to their community.

Supports include, but are not limited to:

  • Acquiring, maintaining, or improving a particular skill such as computer skills, personal care, money skills, or personal safety skills
  • Socialization – being more connected to local community, joining social groups, and volunteering
  • Learning how to navigate community/use public transportation
  • Healthy living – participating in an exercise routine and making healthy eating choices
  • Meal planning – shopping, meal prep, following a recipe, and cooking

Activity Club

The Activity Club is an informal social club for all individuals that we support. The participants and staff generate the ideas for monthly activities. Past activities include bowling, dances, arts & crafts, breakfasts, lunches, and coffee gatherings, to name just a few.

FAQs

Click here to view the frequently asked questions about Home and Community Based Supports.

KenCrest’s Meaningful Life

KenCrest’s Meaningful Life initiative supports the guidelines offered in the Everyday Lives: Values in Action guide and principles provided in Charting the LifeCourse Framework.

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KenCrest Headquarters:

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KenCrest Corporate Office
960A Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 610-825-9360 Fax: 610-825-4127

Service Locations:

  • Pennsylvania Counties
    • Berks
    • Bucks
    • Chester
    • Delaware
    • Lancaster
    • Montgomery
    • Philadelphia
  • Delaware Counties
    • Kent
    • New Castle
    • Sussex
  • Connecticut Counties
    • Fairfield
    • New Haven