(1) Habilitation is the provision of intervention services designed for assisting a recipient to acquire, retain, and improve the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully at home and in the community.
(2) Habilitation services may include:
(a) residential habilitation;
(b) day habilitation;
(c) prevocational services;
(d) supported employment; and
(e) habilitation aide.
(3) Residential habilitation is habilitation provided in a community home for persons with mental disabilities.
(4) Day habilitation is habilitation provided in a day service setting.
(5) Prevocational services are habilitative activities that foster employability for a recipient who is not expected to join the general work force or participate in a transitional sheltered workshop within a year by preparing the recipient for paid or unpaid work. Prevocational services include teaching compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, and safety.
(6) Supported employment is intensive ongoing support to assist a recipient who is unlikely to obtain competitive employment in performing work activities in a variety of settings, particularly work sites where nondisabled persons are employed. Supported employment service includes supervision, training, and other activities needed to sustain paid work by a recipient.
(7) Habilitation aide is the assistance of an aide directed at fostering the recipient's ability to achieve independence in instrumental activities of daily living such as homemaking, personal hygiene, money management, transportation, housing, and use of community resources. Habilitation aide services include conducting an assessment and the provision of training and teaching.
(8) An entity, inclusive of its staff, providing habilitation services must be qualified generally to provide the services and specifically to meet each recipient's defined habilitation needs.