Residential Habilitation and Supported Living Program
What We Believe About Residential Habilitation and Supported Living Program
IDD Supported Living is a community-based service that provides support skills training and direction to assist participants to remain integral members of their community. The supports address the current needs of the individual and allow for improvement in many of the areas necessary to live successfully in the community. The supports are provided in the participant’s home to increase the probability for generalization for learning. In easier terms, the best place to learn how to do banking is in a bank. These skills cannot be taught as effectively at the kitchen table. In the natural setting, the participant must learn these skills or find the resources to help themselves.
Our program gives the participant the opportunity to experience all the successes and failures of living truly independent while supporting them and assisting them to make sound decisions involving all aspects of their life. Our IDD Supported Living program believes that all participants have the right to govern their own destiny and experience all the successes and failures in striving to achieve the goal of real independence.
We devote our time, and especially our expertise, to finding truly experienced men and women to provide the best support possible for participants in our IDD Supported Living program. This service allows for individuals who need minimal assistance to use our supports on a short-term basis. It may be for one day, week or month. The services available are similar to the traditional IDD Supported Living program. They are goal driven and time constraints are placed on the services.
There is additional team involvement allowing for services to be very intensive with the goal of intensive short-term matters being addressed to allow the individual to not require ongoing supports. The hours of service, service goals and time frames are all established during the annual POC which is attended by all members of the support team, the head of the team being the individual program participant.
The services allow family members freedom to work, attend school, participate in extracurricular activities, and attend community events, while being reassured that their loved one is being cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. The services allow the families a break from the rigors involved with giving support to an individual with a disability. This allows them to spend “quality” time with other members of their family unit or participate in generic and therapeutic activities. The services allow the families to use the support necessary to keep the entire family unit intact, while providing a cost-effective support service to all members of the family.
The primary service provided to Home Base Waiver families is habilitation. This service is provided to the individual and their family in their home. The hours of service vary from two hours to 40 hours per week. This is dependent upon the needs of the individual and their family. The hours of service and type of services are reviewed annually by all members of the individual’s support team. Essential aspects of the individual’s daily living and community involvement are met during the hours provided. Additional supports that Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc., provides as a component of habilitation are as follows; daily living skills (i.e., bathing, dressing, diapering, toileting, tube feeding/suctioning), access to generic resources/community activities, medication administration, insulin injections, PT/OT, aqua therapy and assistive technologies training including Dyna Vox and computers/switches.