Supported Living provides a flexible partnership that enables a person/s to live in their own home with support from an agency that provides individualized assistance in a home that is under the control and responsibility of the person/s. The service includes direct assistance as needed with activities of daily living, household chores essential to the health and safety of the individual/s, budget management, attending appointments, and interpersonal and social skills building to enable the individual to live in a home in the community. Assistance with monitoring health status and physical condition, and assistance with transferring, ambulation and use of special mobility devices. Transportation is an inclusive component of Supported Living to achieve goals and objectives related to these activities. Transportation to and from the individuals and points of travel in the community is included to the degree that they are not reimbursed by another funding source.
This service is distinct from Residential Supports in that it provides for a variety of living arrangements for individuals who choose to live in their own home versus the home of a provider. A person’s own home is defined as the place the person lives and in which the person has all of the ownership or tenancy rights afforded under the law. This home must have a separate address from any other residence located on the same property. Persons living in a Supported Living arrangement shall choose who lives with him/her, are involved in the selection of direct care staff, and participate in the development of roles and responsibilities of staff. Persons receiving Supported Living have the right to manage personal funds as specified in the Individual Support Plan.