Supported Living is a service model based on principles that emphasize a person’s choice, self-determination and community integration.
Supported Living services are part of an array of residential service options that offer supports and services that allow seniors and individuals with disabilities to live in the most appropriate and least restrictive home environment. This outcome is achieved with the independence and choice of the individual and/or the family involved.
A person accessing Supported Living services may choose to live in their own home or with family, using supports provided through Ohio’s DD system. Services and supports in a community setting are arranged locally by each County Board of DD, as well as with local residential service providers.
Community Inclusion (SELF only) includes supports that promote the individual’s participation in his/her community. The service includes opportunities and experiences that focus on socialization and/or therapeutic recreational activities, as well as personal growth in the home and/or community. Community Inclusion also can include peer support activities and organization of self-advocacy events. It is not meant to cover employment-related services. The scope of this service includes:
- Personal Assistance: in the home and/or the community with life activities.
- Transportation: Including, but not limited to, transportation in a modified vehicle; transportation provided by operators of commercial vehicles, and mileage reimbursement for an amount up to the federal reimbursable mileage rate.
Informal Respite (Level One only) can be provided in a person’s home, the home of a friend or family member of the individual or at sites of community activities.
Adult Day Support
Adult Day Support services are provided separately from any home or facility in which an individual resides, focus on non-work activities, and include five components:
- Assessment – may be formal or informal, for the purpose of developing an Individual Service Plan (ISP);
- Personal Care – includes personal hygiene, eating, communication, mobility, toileting, and dressing;
- Skill Reinforcement – includes implementing behavioral intervention plans, and help with the use of communication and mobility devices;
- Training in Self Determination – includes developing self-advocacy skills and acquiring skills that enable an individual to become more independent;
- Recreation and Leisure – includes supports identified in the ISP that are therapeutic, and help to develop and maintain social relationships and family contacts.
Homemaker/Personal Care is provided to help a person with daily living activities such as personal hygiene, dressing and eating. These services include:
- Basic personal care and grooming, including bathing, hair care, and help with clothing.
- Help with medications that are usually self-administered when ordered by a doctor.
- Household services essential to a person’s good health and comfort, such as changing bed linens.
- Light cleaning in areas of the home used by the person.
- Preparation of a shopping list, grocery shopping and meal preparation.
- Other neighborhood errands including going to medical appointments or taking short walks.
Vocational habilitation services are designed to teach and reinforce concepts related to work, including responsibility, attendance, task completion, problem solving, social interaction, motor skill development, and safety.
Non-Medical Transportation is a service available to enable waiver participants to obtain transportation to access Adult Day Support, Vocational Habilitation, Supported Employment-Enclave and Supported Employment- Community waiver services, as specified by the Individual Service Plan. Non-medical Transportation is available in addition to the Transportation waiver service, used primarily in connection with the provision of Homemaker/Personal Care Services.