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The Everyday Lives model is a person-centered approach to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It was developed by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) with the aim of promoting self-determination, community inclusion, and quality of life for individuals with IDD.



  • Person-Centered Planning: The Everyday Lives model emphasizes the importance of person-centered planning, which involves the individual, their family, and other stakeholders working together to identify the individual's strengths, preferences, needs, and goals. This collaborative process ensures that supports and services are tailored to meet the unique needs and aspirations of each person.


  • Community Inclusion: The model emphasizes the importance of promoting community inclusion and participation for individuals with IDD. This involves facilitating opportunities for individuals to engage in meaningful activities, build social connections, and contribute to their communities in ways that are personally meaningful to them.


  • Self-Determination: The Everyday Lives model emphasizes the importance of supporting individuals with IDD to exercise choice, autonomy, and self-determination in all aspects of their lives. This includes empowering individuals to make decisions about their living arrangements, employment, relationships, and daily activities, and providing them with the necessary supports to do so.


  • Quality of Life: The model prioritizes enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals with IDD by addressing their holistic needs and promoting well-being across multiple domains, including physical health, emotional well-being, social connectedness, and personal fulfillment.


  • Evidence-Based Practices: The Everyday Lives model is informed by evidence-based practices and principles from fields such as person-centered planning, positive behavior support, supported employment, and community integration. It emphasizes the importance of using approaches that have been shown to be effective in promoting positive outcomes for individuals with IDD.


Overall, the Everyday Lives model represents a shift towards a more person-centered, holistic, and inclusive approach to supporting individuals with IDD, with a focus on empowering them to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives in their communities.


At We C.A.R.E. Home Health Agency, we are dedicated to empowering individuals to live their best lives every day. We strive to provide compassionate care and support that not only meets person-centered medical needs but also enriches their overall well-being. By focusing on the unique preferences, routines, and aspirations of each individual, we aim to create personalized care experiences that promote independence, dignity, and fulfillment. Through our unwavering commitment to building meaningful relationships and fostering a supportive community, we endeavor to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.




  • Skilled Nursing Care: This includes services such as wound care, medication management, injections, catheter care, monitoring of vital signs, and education on disease management.

  • Physical Therapy (PT): PT focuses on improving mobility, strength, balance, and coordination through exercises, manual therapy techniques, and assistive devices.

  • Occupational Therapy (OT): OT helps individuals develop or regain skills needed for daily activities such as dressing, bathing, cooking, and using assistive devices to enhance independence and quality of life.

  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP): SLP services address communication disorders, swallowing difficulties, and cognitive-communication impairments through therapy techniques and interventions.

  • Medical Social Services: Medical social workers provide counseling, support, and assistance with accessing community resources to address social and emotional needs related to the individual's health condition or disability.

These skilled services are typically provided under the direction of a physician and are aimed at improving the individual's health outcomes, functional abilities, and overall quality of life while promoting independence and self-management of their health condition.




In- Home and Community Supports: assisting individuals with life-skills such as skill building, socialization, money management, nutrition, traveling, and community engagement and integration.  This is achieved in the home and community setting.


Community Participation Support (CPS): assisting individuals with life-skills such as skill building, socialization, money management, nutrition, traveling, and community engagement and integration.  This is achieved in the community setting only.


Behavioral Supports :are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual and are implemented in a way that respects their dignity, autonomy, and rights. Families play a crucial role in the process, as they are actively involved in developing and implementing the behavior support plan, as well as receiving training and support to effectively manage challenging situations at home and in the community.  

By providing Behavioral Supports, We C.A.R.E. Home Health Agency aims to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families, fostering greater independence, community integration, and overall well-being.


Homemaker/Chore Services: are essential for individuals who may need assistance with household tasks to maintain a safe and comfortable living environment. These services encompass a range of activities aimed at supporting individuals in their daily lives.

Homemaker services typically include tasks such as cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, and grocery shopping. These activities ensure that the individual's home remains clean, organized, and conducive to their well-being. Additionally, homemaker services may involve assistance with personal care tasks, such as grooming and dressing, depending on the individual's needs.

Chore services, on the other hand, focus on other household chores that individuals may find challenging to perform independently.

The goal of homemaker/chore services is to promote independence and quality of life for individuals by enabling them to live safely and comfortably in their own homes. These services are tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual and may be provided on a regular basis or as needed.

Through the provision of homemaker/chore services, We C.A.R.E. Home Health Agency, aims to support individuals in achieving their goals of community living and self-determination, while also providing peace of mind to their families and caregivers.


Companion Care: caregivers offer companionship and engage individuals in social activities, hobbies, and interests that they enjoy. Whether it's going for walks, playing games, reading together, or simply having conversations, companion caregivers provide valuable companionship and emotional support. 

Companion care services are flexible and can be provided on a scheduled basis or as needed, depending on the individual's preferences and support requirements. These services are designed to promote social inclusion, community engagement, and overall quality of life for individuals.

Through companion care services, We C.A.R.E. Home Health Agency, aims to empower individuals to live fulfilling and meaningful lives, surrounded by companionship, support, and opportunities for personal growth.


Respite Care:  can take various forms, including in-home care, where a trained caregiver comes to the individual's home to provide care and support, or out-of-home care, where the individual stays in a respite facility or with a respite caregiver for a short period.  

During respite care, individuals receive personalized care and support tailored to their unique needs and preferences. This may include assistance with activities of daily living, companionship, socialization, and engagement in meaningful activities.

Respite care services are flexible and can be arranged on a scheduled basis or as needed, depending on the caregiver's requirements. They can be provided for a few hours, overnight, or for extended periods, depending on the caregiver's needs and the availability of resources.

The goal of respite care is to alleviate caregiver stress, prevent burnout, and promote the overall well-being of both caregivers and the individuals. By offering temporary relief and support, respite care enables caregivers to continue providing the best possible care while maintaining their own health and well-being.

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