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Host Companion Care

An older man smiling reading a news paperWe are all living longer and better. This goes for both ‘typical” adults and adults with IDD (intellectual developmental disabilities). Many aging adults prefer to live in their own home with family members or live with non-relatives in a Host Companion Family (formerly Foster Family) well into their senior years.

Parents caring for adult children with IDD often prefer to keep their child at home as opposed to alternative living arrangements such as moving them to a community home, apartment or nursing home. Likewise, there are many loving Texas families who have chosen to welcome a non-relative adult with IDD into their home to join in their family activities.

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) makes it possible for adults with IDD to live with their biological family or non-relatives, and the cost to Texas taxpayers is about 1/3 the cost associated with “Group Home” expenses billed through Medicaid.  Also, the IRS allows this income to the family to be non-reportable/non-taxable. Mission Road is honored to participate as a provider for Adult Host Companion Care (formerly Foster Care).

Our Mission Road Host Companion Care program partners with families to provide professional training, oversight, and often immediate and urgent assistance. We help families and caregivers create and maintain a safe home environment where adults with IDD can flourish socially, emotionally and physically.

What assistance is provided in Adult Host Companion Care?

  • Meal preparation
  • Medication management
  • Social interaction & activities
  • Transportation services
  • Personal care (toileting, bathing, dressing)
  • Aiding in daily recreational & vocational activities

What’s the first step?

Establishing and running a Host Companion Home for an adult family member with IDD or a non-relative adult with IDD is a major responsibility – complete with financial and regulatory responsibilities and obligations.

When deciding to consider Adult Host Companion Care, potential families are encouraged to contact Mission Road through our Program Interest Form below.


Program Interest Form

If you are interested in one of our services for your loved one, start by contacting AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) to begin the screening and assessment process to determine if your client or loved one qualifies for IDD services. Once this is completed, you can fill out our interest form below and a Mission Road program director will reach out to you to determine which programs might be appropriate and available.
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