Residential habilitation services are an excellent way for a family member with developmental disabilities to master the skills necessary to become more independent at home. But you might be wondering how RHS providers know what to focus on and how to help your family member in the best ways possible. Setting appropriate goals is important, and there’s a process that helps to ensure that happens.

The Biggest Goal Is Always Independence at Home

At its core, residential habilitation services are about helping your family member to be as independent as possible at home. That’s the main, overarching goal. Everything else springs from that one goal and is somehow related to making sure that one piece is improved in some way, shape, or form. As you narrow down other goals, you’ll see how they’re related to that one intention.

Assessments and Results Factor into the Goals

It’s possible that your family member may need an initial assessment. This is a way to look at what skills are needed, which are already in place, and where to go from here. Initial assessments aren’t about causing stress for your family member or pointing out failures. They’re about getting an accurate picture of where things stand right now.

Specific Goals Come from Needs

The assessments help to determine exactly where your family member needs the most help. For instance, if personal care tasks are already under control but food preparation skills aren’t, that’s going to help shape the future goals and tasks. There are a wide range of skills that RHS can help your family member with, from bathing and dressing to doing laundry and interacting with other people in the community.

Progress Is Tracked and Adjusted

In order to make sure that the residential habilitation program is meeting your family member’s needs, her progress is tracked and the goals are adjusted as needed. This helps to ensure that your family member is truly making progress toward mastering the skills that she finds most challenging. As she does so, she takes even more steps closer to being as independent at home as she can be.

Residential habilitation services give your family member a way to master personal skills that she’ll need both now and later in her life. She may not master these skills at the same speed as other people do, but she’ll be able to get there with specialized help that meets her where she is.

If you are considering behavior residential habilitation in Beech Grove, IN, please call the caring staff at RSI Cares. Serving Greater Indianapolis Area. Call for Immediate Info & Assistance: 317-471-0750.

Etelka Froymovich

RN, MHA, Founder at Residential Services Inc.
Etelka Froymovich founded Home Services Unlimited in 1997

As a practicing Registered Nurse, Etelka was keenly aware of a void in quality patient care that could be provided in the home. She embarked upon a journey to develop a home health care agency that would exceed all expectations and become a trusted partner to physicians and patients.

A Distinguished Career From Nurse to Director of Nursing to President of Home Services Unlimited
Etelka’s distinguished career followed a logical progression to her position as President of Home Services Unlimited. She graduated as a nurse practitioner with a Bachelor of Nursing (RN) in 1972 from Meshgorya University in the Ukraine, close to where she lived with her family. She married her husband Phil in 1973 and decided in 1977 that they would relocate to the United States to be closer to family and to come to this land of opportunity. With an eagerness to continue her budding career, Etelka sat for and passed her Boards in the U.S. in 1979.

A Love and Talent for Working with the Elderly
Etelka began her nursing career in the U.S. at Colonial Crest, now part of Golden Living, where shewasthe In-service Coordinator, the Director of Training and Education and Director of Nursing, a position she occupied for several years.
With a group of partners, she co-founded Adept Corporation, which operated group homes for the mentally challenged. The business was successful and in 1996, Etelka sold her share to return to her roots, caring for the elderly.
In January of 1997, Etelka opened Home Services Unlimited as a fully licensed business to provide home health care. In her quest to learn to do better for her patients, she had already obtained a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) in May of 1990 from the College of St. Francis. As President of Home Services Unlimited, Inc., Etelka guides the trusted, experienced care model Home Services Unlimited uses to continue providing excellent home health care.

Giving Back to the Community of Indianapolis
Volunteering for community services is a high priority for Etelka. Her memberships include the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Executive Women in Health Care and the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care, where she is a member of the Board of Directors.
Etelka has also served on the Board of Directors with Hooverwood Home, a highly regarded geriatric facility, since 1997 and as the President for 2005-2006. Through her community work, she has received several awards and accolades, including the Nora McFarland award in 2002, from the Indiana Association of Home and Hospice Care.
Etelka was honored as a “Health Care Hero” by the Indianapolis Business Journal. The issue can be read online here:

http://mags.ibj.com/activemagazine/welcome/html/ibjhch.html.

After clicking on the link, then click on the image of the issue’s front page. After that, you can browse through the issue or click in a box near the top of your internet browser to adjust the page to 17, which is where Etelka’s article appears.