What is Supported Living?
We offer Supported Living opportunities, through the Medicaid Waiver, in our Northwest Indiana location and Bloomington Location. We are looking to open a non 24/7 supported living site in the Indianapolis Location. If interested, please contact your case manager. We assist consumers and their teams with finding appropriate roommate matches and places to live in the community. We can provide a full range of staff supervision (i.e. 24/7 to 8 hours a day, etc.). We have Supported Living arrangements for both male and female consumers.
Staff assists the consumers with grocery shopping, activities around the home (i.e. laundry, meal preparation, cleaning, etc.), medical coordination, the facilitation of community activities, and transportation into the community.
What is the difference between Supported Living and a Group Home?
AccessAbilities, Inc. does not offer Group Homes. Supported Living environments are those that allow the consumer to maintain his/her Medicaid Waiver and experience individualized services, while having the opportunity to experience living with roommates with staff support and assistance. Supported living environments have smaller roommate ratios (2, 3, or 4 depending on the consumer’s needs).
What are the main services offered in Supported Living?
Community Habilitation Individual Services (CHIO)
Community Based Habilitation – Individual are services provided outside of the Participant’s home that support learning and assistance in the areas of: self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living, and social skills. Community based activities are intended to build relationships and natural supports.
Monitoring, training, education, demonstration, or support to assist with the acquisition and retention of skills in the following areas:
- Leisure activities and community/public events (i.e. integrated camp settings)
- Educational activities
- Unpaid work experiences (i.e. volunteer opportunities)
- Maintaining contact with family and friends
Training and education in self-direction designed to help participants achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
- Develop self-advocacy skills
- Exercise civil rights
- Acquire skills that enable the ability to exercise self-control and responsibility over services and supports received or needed
- Acquire skills that enable the participant to become more independent, integrated or productive in the community
Residential Habilitation Services
Residential Habilitation and Support Services provide up to a full day (24-hour basis) of services and/or supports which are designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant, and assist in the acquisition, improvement, and retention of skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes.
RHS includes the following activities:
- Direct supervision, monitoring and training to implement the Individualized Support Plan (ISP) outcomes for the participant through the following:
- Assistance with personal care, meals, shopping, errands, chore and leisure activities and transportation (excluding transportation that is covered under the Medicaid State Plan)
- Coordination and facilitation of medical and non-medical services to meet healthcare needs, including physician consults, medications, development and oversight of a health plan, utilization of available supports in a cost effective manner and maintenance of each participant’s health record
- Assurance that direct service staff are aware and active individuals in the development and implementation of ISP, Behavior Support Plans and Risk Plans
AccessAbilities, Inc. is not a sole transportation provider. Transportation is provided in conjunction with other services, to allow the individual to become integrated in his/her community.
Wellness Coordination Services means the development, maintenance and routine monitoring of the waiver participant’s Wellness Coordination Plan and the medical services required to manage his/her health care needs.
There are seven outcome data points the State seeks to measure immediately for individuals receiving this service:
- Height, Weight and BMI
- Annual flu vaccinations
- Annual physician/exam
- Annual dental visits
- Five (5) percent decrease in the number of medication administration errors in incident reports over a 12 month period
- Five (5) percent decrease in the number of choking incidents that require intervention over a 12 month period
- Five (5) percent decrease in the number of falling incidents that require intervention over a 12 month period
This service is based on a series of assessments completed by Case Management. A person will be assigned a Tier from 1-3, based on the person’s health needs.