Presently Life Quest USA, Inc. provides individualized community support services to individuals with ABI's (Acquired Brain Injuries). We are funded through the State of Connecticut's ABI waiver program. We are also in contract with BRS (Bureau of Rehabilitative Services) to provide Job Training, Work Employment Evaluations, Working Interviews, Job Coaching, Job Placement and OJT. In 2013 we became a contractual provider with DDS.
At Life Quest USA, our Companions provide supervision and assistance to individuals with acquired brain injuries in a community setting with a variety of basic daily task and socialization activities. These include, but are not limited to: assisting with meal preparation, laundry, outings, transportation, shopping, and light housekeeping task. Activities must be consistent with the therapeutic goals set by the consumer's treatment team.
Life Quest USA, our ILST services consist of training in and
supervision of daily living skills and socialization activities for
individuals with acquired brain injuries who are living in community
settings. This includes, but not limited to: training and assessment in
self-care, medication management, task completion, communication and
interpersonal skills, problem solving, and ability to maintain a
household. We also can provide transportation to consumers when other
viable community alternative is not provided.
Vocational staff members provide assistance and training in job related and pre-employment skills to individuals with acquired brain injuries living in the community. This may include direction in compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, social interaction, and safety issues on the job or at a training site. It can also include the development of social skills related to success at maintaining employment such as teaching proper grooming habits, time management, job search skills, social interaction skills and exploration of other interests.
Life Quest USA provides a flexible range of supportive
assistance provided face-to-face in accordance with a Waiver Recovery
Plan that enables a participant to maintain a home/apartment,
encourages the use of existing natural supports, and fosters
involvement in social and community activities. Service activities
include: performing household tasks, providing instructive assistance,
or cuing to prompt the participant to carry out tasks (e.g., meal
preparation; routine household chores, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and
bill-paying; and participation in social and recreational activities),
and; providing supportive companionship. A Recovery Assistant may also
provide instruction or cuing to prompt the participant to dress
appropriately and perform basic hygiene functions; supportive
assistance and supervision of the participant, and; short-term relief
in the home for a participant who is unable to care for himself/herself
when the primary caregiver is absent or in need of relief.