Host Companion Care

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