Nursing supports are available to those individuals receiving residential supports through MDS. Nursing trains Direct Support Professionals to administer medications safely and in compliance with state regulations. The MDS calendar includes a schedule of Medication Trainings (First Time and Recertification). Several Nurse Training modules are available as pdfs on the Employees section.
Personal Care Services Provider
The Personal Care Services Provider program offers non-medical personal care to elderly and chronically ill adults enabling them to live independently and safely in their homes and communities. This program gives people choice and control regarding their personal care services. Participants can name another person to help manage their services if they wish. If you want to live at home in your community, the PCSP program can work for you.
For more information about the PCSP program, call 603-352-1304.
Respite is designed to provide short-term care for a family member with a developmental disability or chronic health condition. The program is a resource for making matches between families and providers. Respite services can be accessed through a referral from your Service Coordinator. Limited Respite funds are available to families who qualify.
Project SEARCH is a comprehensive approach to employment training and career advancement for individuals with developmental disabilities. The program provides real world skills training through a series of internships, all designed to teach marketable skills that will transfer to a variety of employment settings. In the Monadnock region, the program takes place at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock-Keene. Click here to find out more about Project SEARCH.
Because of the serious shortage of transportation in our region, MDS has developed a transportation system that serves more than 100 people every day (M-F), on a very tightly managed schedule. MDS Transportation operates daily (M-F) with five demand response routes, using five vans (three mini-vans, two wheelchair vans).
Drivers transport supported individuals to and from their day programs, places of employment, and to other appointments. For the most part, the drivers for each route remain the same each day so that our clients can have a friendly and familiar travel experience.