Community Resources

Our Community Resources Department provides the following services:

In-Home Services

In-Home Services provide support to consumers and their families in order to assist them in achieving their ultimate goals to live and participate in their communities. Services are provided in eight counties, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Lawrence, Orange, Scott, and Washington and include community and residential-based habilitation, respite, personal services, and attendant care.

In-Home Services plays a crucial role in the efforts to prevent institutionalization. Services are provided at home, work, school and in other places within the individual’s community. Instructors work with consumers on a wide variety of areas, including personal care and safety, leisure and social activities, decision-making and self-advocacy.

For additional information please contact:

In-Home Manager - South Region
Dawn Pigg
(812) 738-4541
brihmgr@brsinc.org

In-Home Manager - North Region
Murie Medlock
(812) 883-0567
brcm2gen@brsinc.org

 

Personal Services Agency

Blue River is certified by the Indiana State Board of Health as a Personal Services Agency. Personal services can include attendant care services, homemaker services that assist with or perform household task, including housekeeping, shopping, laundry, meal planning and preparation, as well as cleaning and companion services. These services are funded through state funds, for additional information on funding contact the local Area Agency for Aging. The Personal Services Agency office is located at 405 North Capitol Avenue Suite 207, Corydon, IN.

For additional information please contact:

Community Resources Director
Tammy Seitz
(812) 738-2018
brihdir@brsinc.org

 

Habilitation

Provided for persons who are in need of improving and acquiring developmental and life functioning skills, this program offers training activities to assist individuals in developing and improving independence. Personal needs, social and community awareness activities are taught in real-life situations. Through person-centered planning, the program focuses on the person’s needs, desires and strengths in all areas of their lives. By identifying an individual’s goals, an Individual Service Plan can emphasize skills needed to achieve them.

For additional information please contact:     

Habilitation Manager
Donna Davis
(812) 364-4142
brasgen@brsinc.org

News From Habilitation Services in Corydon

News From Habilitation Services in Salem

 

Structured Family Caregiving

This program is designed to establish a support system for individuals with disabilities and to assist them with daily living skills. The program also provides residential foster care by locating responsible and caring families willing to provide services and programming to adults with disabilities. Individuals are placed in a family setting and integrated into the family’s home life setting. These programs are offered to clients on a 24-hour basis.

For additional information please contact:

Structured Family Manager
Murie Medlock
(812) 883-0567
brcm2gen@brsinc.org

 

Wellness Coordination

This is the newest program added to Community Resources in June 2014. A registered nurse provides oversight of the individual’s healthcare, with weekly consultation and at minimal monthly visits. The program is designed to assist individuals with preventive healthcare solutions to minimize hospitalizations.

For additional information please contact:

Community Resources Director
Tammy Seitz
(812) 738-2018
brihdir@brsinc.org 


STRUCTURED FAMILY CAREGIVING LUNCH HONORS RESIDENTS AND CAREGIVERS IN SUMMER STYLE

The annual Structured Family Caregiving Appreciation Luncheon, held June 15 at Southern Hills Church in Salem, was “a day at the beach.” With lots of sea shells, sun and activities, the afternoon honored the program’s 16 residents and their caregivers.

 Part of the Community Resources Department at Blue River Services, Inc., the program offers a unique approach to assisted living for adults with disabilities. With funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Indiana’s Aged and Disabled Waiver, consumers are matched with caring, responsible families who welcome them into their home and provide daily structure in support of improving self-sufficiency.

This year’s resident of the year was Kenny Taylor, who won over staff with his “million-dollar smile” and “mischievous giggle.” Taylor also overcame many physical obstacles and continued to succeed in reaching his goals.

The householders, as the support families are called, also were recognized for their service to Blue River Services, Inc. and the people the agency serves. Debbie Byrd was awarded householder of the year for her 12 years of service and going above and beyond for her consumer, who is considered part of the family.

“Debbie involves the consumer that resides with her in every aspect of her family’s life,” said Tammy Seitz, Director of Community Resources. “This includes family vacations, church events, family reunions and birthday parties. Debbie is an amazing asset to Blue River Services, Inc. and her consumer.”

As everyone finished a beach picnic-inspired lunch provided by Shady Patch Farm, Murie Medlock, program manager, presented a video chronicling residents and their adventures throughout the past year.

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PART-TIME RN NEEDED FOR WELLNESS COORDINATION

RN nursing position available. Average 10-15 hours per week with a very flexible schedule. The position is a traveling nurse in six counties visiting individuals with developmental disabilities in their homes. Duties include monitoring vital signs, reviewing medication and physician appointments, training direct care staff, providing consultation to caregivers, and attending meetings to provide input on the individual’s medical status. Flexible hours, competitive pay, reimbursable mileage and meaningful service.

BRS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

For more information on this specific position, please contact our Community Resources Department at 812-738-2018.

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