These services can include assistance with locating appropriate housing; the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to activities of daily living (e.g., personal hygiene and grooming); household chores; meal preparation; shopping; personal finances; and the social and adaptive skills necessary to enable recipients to reside on their own.
Supported Living services include the direct provision of, or training the recipient in, the following:
• Housing procurement
• Household maintenance and management
• Safety and emergency procedures
• Twenty-four hour emergency assistance
• Meal planning and preparation
• Shopping and consumer skills
• Clothing care
• Self-care, manners, and sexuality
• Money management and banking
• Utilizing third party benefits
• Time management
• Recreation and leisure
• Mobility and travel skills
• Civic responsibilities
• Interpersonal communication
• Facilitation of one-to-one relationships
• Support counseling
Place of Service
Supported living coaching services are provided in the recipient’s own home, apartment, or in the community. In order to be considered a supported living arrangement, the home must be available for lease or purchase by anyone in the community and cannot be co-located on the same property as the recipient’s family home. Supported living coaching cannot be provided in the same home with a legally responsible family member except during transition from the family home into supported living.
Who Can Receive
Supported living coaching services provide training and assistance in a variety of activities to recipients who live in their own homes or apartments.
In order to identify the types of training, assistance, and intensity of support needed for the recipient, the provider must complete a Functional Community Assessment Form. This assessment is designed to assist the provider in becoming familiar with the recipient and the recipient’s capacities and needs. The assessment addresses all aspects of daily life including relationships, medical and health concerns, personal care needs, household and money management, community mobility, and community interests. The supported living provider is responsible for completing the Functional Community Assessment prior to the recipient’s move into a supported living arrangement or within 45 days of service implementation for a recipient already in a supported living arrangement.
To ensure that the recipient’s housing selection meets housing standards, the supported living provider must complete an initial Housing Survey Form. The supported living coach must complete the housing survey prior to the lease being signed.
Upon final on-site inspection of the home by the supported living provider and the WSC, the WSC’s approval of the housing survey is required. The housing survey is also reviewed quarterly as part of the quarterly home visit and made available for review by the WSC. These updates must include a review of the recipient’s overall health, safety, and well-being.