In this section of the application, we ask questions about the primary caregiver’s ability to provide care and support to the person with a developmental disability. We also try to better understand the caregiver’s and family’s needs. We especially want to talk about any physical or personal health issues that a parent/caregiver may have, since this can affect how much support they are able to provide at home. We also look at other family circumstances that may affect the caregiver in their support role.
The information from this section of the application helps us understand how urgent a person’s situation may be, and can be used to “prioritize” their request for residential, respite and day supports.