§17-402-9 - Personal and home management

§17-402-9 Personal and home management.

(a) Personal and home management services shall be provided when necessary to blind and visually-handicapped persons in the rehabilitation center to enable these individuals to develop adaptive techniques and skills to carry out their self-care, personal and home management activities safely and more efficiently in their home and other environments. (See §17-401-12).

(b) Areas of instruction and training in personal and home management program shall include the following:

(1) Personal management: personal hygiene, grooming, care and selection of clothing, eating techniques, and social skills;

(2) Home management: housekeeping activities, laundering, child care, budgeting, safety, health, and other family responsibilities;

(3) Food management: nutrition, menu planning, food preparation, marketing, storage of foods, special diets; and

(4) Sewing: basic, elementary, and advanced sewing.

(c) Each client shall have an evaluation to include capabilities, needs and interest, and on the basis of the evaluation an individualized program of objectives and activities shall be jointly developed to meet specific personal and vocational needs.

(d) Counseling shall be provided to client and family members, as appropriate, to maximize the successful achievement of objectives.

(e) Clients who are in the process or have completed

personal and home management training may participate in the independent living skills training program to reinforce skills learned in the rehabilitation center and to develop confidence to live independently.

(f) A case folder for each client receiving services shall be maintained which shall include referral information, evaluation on progress reports, and the individualized written program form.

(g) Consultation and technical assistance shall be provided to agency staff and other organizational staff who work with the blind.

        [Eff. November 5, 1981 ] (Auth: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 347-9, 348-2, 348-6; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40) (Imp: HRS §§347-3, 347-4, 347-9, 348-2, 348-6; 29 U.S.C. §723; am 45 C.F.R. §1361.40)

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