Founded by an Occupational Therapist named Katherine Groat. Tandem Community Care's mission is to advance the health status of our consumers by providing value-based interventions and education aimed at bettering each individual’s safety and wellness as well as their economic and social conditions. We strive to promote each consumer attaining their highest level of health and independence such that they may realize their potential and role as valued community members.
Supported Employment (SE)
Supported employment services are individualized services, for the benefit of a single participant, to provide support for obtaining and maintaining self-employment or competitive employment in an integrated work setting that meets a participant’s personal and career goals.
Prevocational services are individualized services for the benefit of a single participant who needs pre-job skills for self-employment or competitive employment in an integrated setting that meets the participant’s personal and career goals.
Supported Community Connections
Each staff member is equipped and trained to provide opportunities and support for community participation, building interest in and developing skills and potential for competitive integrated employment. Services may be provided throughout the community as outlined in the ISP and in compliance with the electronic visit verification (EVV) mandates to ensure the integrity of service provision. Documentation will be shared in real-time, in compliance with HIPAA regulations, for clinical oversight and assistance when needed.
This service assists individuals who are 18 or older to participate more meaningfully in home and community life. “Hands-on” services will are provided in the participant’s private home to ensure the individual’s health, safety, and welfare or to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) for the individual as outlined in the ISP. Documentation will be shared in real time, in compliance with HIPAA regulations, for clinical oversight and assistance when needed.
In-Home Respite Services
Staff members provide “hands-on” services in private homes on a short-term basis for planned or emergency situations, giving the person(s) normally providing care a period of relief that may be scheduled or required due to an emergency. Documentation of all services are submitted as outlined in the ISP and in compliance with the electronic visit verification (EVV) mandates to ensure the integrity of service provision. Documentation is shared in real time, in compliance with HIPAA regulations, for clinical oversight and assistance when needed.
Mentorship Mentorship services
Help promote self-advocacy. Methods include instructing, giving experiences, modeling and advising. This service helps participants interview potential providers, understand complicated health and safety issues, and serve on private and public boards, advisory groups and commissions. This service may also include training in child and infant care for parents who have an intellectual or developmental disability.
Community Connector Services
Help people participate in typical childhood activities that build relationships and natural support with others in the community where the child lives. These services provide assistance to enable them to integrate into their residential community and access naturally occurring resources. Community connector services: Support the abilities and skills necessary to enable the person to access typical activities and functions of community life. Utilize the community as a learning environment to assist the person to build relationships and natural supports in the his/her community.
Services may consist of basic household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, meal prep, or other household care when a parent or primary homemaker is unable to manage the home and care for the participant. Enhanced homemaker services will be offered as habilitation with direct training and with the primary objective of increasing independence and competence of the participant with essential life skills.
Founder and CEO: Katherine Groat, OTR/L