Individual Support Program Lifeworks Inc.

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Contact Information

Lifeworks Inc.
Contact: Richard Perkins, Program Director
Email Address: rperkins@lifeworksma.org
Phone: 781-769-3298

789 Clapboardtree Street Westwood, MA 02090
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Individual Support Program

Narrative

The goal of independent living is realized for many of the people we serve with the help of a Lifeworks Supported Living program. Because each person is unique, Lifeworks offers a variety of supported living options.

This program, often called the In-Home Support Program, serves individuals who live independently in the community. Lifeworks Case Managers facilitate continued independent living by providing four to up to twenty-four hours of weekly service and arrangements including assistance with the following:

  • Advocacy: providing support and promoting self advocacy at work, home and in the community. Assistance with entitlements and programs such as Social Security, Medicare, MassHealth, The Ride, Section 8 and local housing.
  • Financial Skills and Budgeting: Assistance with banking including budgeting skills development and transportation.
  • Life Improvement Goal Planning: Setting and achieving individual goals such as community mobility and involvement, voting, personal well-being and learning new skills such reading, cooking, shopping, computer skills, and personal care.
  • Medical Needs: Coordinating medical care including transportation, support with follow-up care, supervision of prescriptions, assistance with and administration of medications, advocacy and assistance with general wellness (diet, exercise, etc.). Shopping: Assistance with life-enhancing purchases such as grocery and personal shopping including transportation. Social Activities: promoting civic engagement, planning and participating in social activities such as sports and sporting events, movies, dances, travel and dining out.
  • Travel: Researching, booking and confirming travel arrangements with various special-needs travel agencies.

Service Types

  • Case Management

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Independent Living

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Licensed By: DDS