Independent Living

The goal of Independent Living is to assist participants to become active members of their community and achieve greater independence

Services are designed to meet the unique needs and interests of each individual

Services include:

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Targeted Service Coordination

A professional Service Coordinator connects individuals to the supports they want and need, promotes choice, and encourages a safe level of independence.

Targeted Service Coordination can include (but is not limited to):

  • Connecting individuals to therapy services
  • Assisting individuals with filling out required paperwork for Health & Welfare and other agencies (such as Vocational Rehabilitation and Idaho Housing Authority)
  • Helping individuals obtain adaptive medical equipment
  • Encouraging community participation
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis assistance (i.e., loss of housing)
  • Monitoring satisfaction with services

Who is Eligible?

To determine eligibility, contact the Developmental Disabilities Care Manager through the Department of Health & Welfare at (208) 665-8908. Targeted Service Coordinator is available to eligible adults age 18 years and older.

Where are Services Available?

TSC and Plan Development are available in the northern Idaho counties of Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Benewah. A service coordinator is available to meet with you in your home, in the community, or at Tesh.

Who to Contact?

If you would like more information about this service, please contact Tesh at (208) 765–5105 and ask for the Director of Operations and Rehabilitation or email tjohnson@teshinc.com.

Tesh is available to work with the family, guardians, caregivers, payees, employers, and others involved in the life of an eligible individual—whether funded through Medicaid or self-pay.

Life Skills Training

Classes and instruction are intended to help adults with developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence.

A variety of topics are offered including budgeting, safety skills, meal preparation, task completion, getting along with others, and more.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals 18 years old or older who:

  • Have been determined to have a developmental disability and have qualified for Medicaid or self pay
  • Have available the necessary medical, social, psychological, and other diagnostic materials
  • Are able to show progress within six months from the initial service date
  • Are able to maintain a 90% positive attendance record or better unless a medical condition prevents program attendance

Where are Services Provided?

Life Skills Training is provided in the home of the consumer, in the community and at the Tesh facility in Coeur d’Alene.

Who to Contact?

If you would like more information about this service, please contact Tesh at (208) 765-5105 and ask for the Director of Operations and Rehabilitation or email tjohnson@teshinc.com.

Tesh is available to work with parents, guardians, caregivers, and others involved in the life of an eligible individual-whether funded through Medicaid or self-pay

Activity Center

A variety of activities are offered in a quiet, safe setting, including arts and crafts, board games, and classes in current events, reading, and computers. Recreational outings  are also a part of the program.

Who is Eligible?

An adult over the age of 18 years who:

  • Has been determined to have a developmental disability and is on a Medicaid-funded waiver or self pay
  • Has no challenging and/or maladaptive behaviors
  • Is able to provide self-care

Where are Services Provided?

The Activity Center is located in the Annex adjacent to the main Tesh, Inc. facility in Coeur d’Alene.

Who to Contact?

If you would like more information about this service,  please contact Tesh at (208) 765–5105 and ask for the Director of Rehabilitation, or email tjohnson@teshinc.com.

Vocational Center

In our Vocational Center, individuals experience a natural work environment.  Individuals are encouraged to prepare and transition into community employment.

Clients improve their productivity gross and fine motor skills, task completion skills, time management, communication skills, etc.