What is Host Companion Care?
In East Texas, Burke’s Host Companion Care program provides in-home support to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Hosts are family or non-family members who desire to open their home up to individuals with IDD to provide a supportive and caring living environment.
What does a Host Provide?
Hosts provide personal assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and functional living tasks.
Some examples are:
- Assistance with planning and preparing meals
- Transportation or assistance in securing transportation
- Help with managing medication
- Reinforcement of cognitive training or therapies
These services will be provided in a private residence by a host provider who lives in and owns or leases the residence.
What are the Requirements to be a Host Provider for Burke?
- Reside in Burke’s 12-county service area
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalency, or pass a competency exam
- Have at least three personal references
- Complete initial and periodic training provided by Burke
- Pass a criminal background check
- The residential setting must meet local and state requirements
How is the Host Provider Compensated?
Host Providers are compensated based on State of Texas Home and Community-based Services Waiver Program rates.
- Intermittent Direct Care: $47.24 per day
- Limited Direct Care: $50.89 per day
- Extensive Direct Care: $69.19 per day
- Pervasive Direct Care: $94.81 per day
Hosts are also provided with a rent payment from the individual on a monthly basis.
For more information or to request a Host Provider Application:
Contact Burke’s Developmental Disability Provider: (936) 639-5380