Independent Living Services
Independent living skills (ILS) training
Services that develop, maintain, and improve the community living skills of a person.
ILS training is direct training from a staff person to address the identified skill development needs of a person in the areas of:
- Communication skills.
- Community living and mobility.
- Interpersonal skills.
- Reduction/elimination of challenging behavior.
- Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills.
Services provided to a person who needs support to live in the community. The services are provided in the person’s own home and community, and they are directed at increasing and maintaining the person’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social functioning. Residential habilitation includes assistance to develop, maintain or improve skills related to activities of daily living (ADLs). Services can be provided in three different ways
In-home Family Supports
Services provided to a person and their family (including extended family members) in the family’s home and/or in the community to enable the person to remain in or return to the home. This includes training of the person and family members to increase their capabilities to care for and maintain the person in the home.
Services provided to a person who requires daily staff support for challenging behaviors, medical needs, physical needs and/or life skills.
People ages 18 and older
SLS – provider-controlled for people ages 18 and older may be provided in the following settings:
- CRS serving up to four people, including the person.
- Family foster care.
- Supervised living facility.
Assistance to develop, maintain or improve skills related to ADLs may include:
- Household chores (e.g., bed-making, washing dishes, laundry)
- Eating and food preparation
- Personal hygiene and cleanliness
- Social and adaptive skills necessary to help the person live in the community.
Increasing and maintaining the person’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social functioning may include:
- Communication skills
- Community participation and mobility
- Health care, leisure and recreation
- Household management
- Interpersonal skills
- Money management
- Increase of positive behavior and reduction or elimination of challenging behavior
- Sensory and motor development