Supported Living is intended for individuals who are assessed to need residential habilitation in order to ensure their health and safety. It is intended to increase and promote independence, and to provide the skills necessary to prepare individuals to live on their own in a non-residential setting. Supported Living services are designed to address assessed needs and identified individual outcomes. The service is provided to two (2) to four (4) individuals in a home that is leased or owned by the individual.
Supported Living services are individually tailored to assist individuals 18 years or older who are assessed to need daily support and/or supervision with the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to living in the community to prevent institutionalization. Living Supports include residential instruction that is intended to increase and promote independence and to support individuals to live as independently as possible in the community in a setting of their own choice.
Supported Living services assist and encourage individuals to grow and develop, to gain autonomy, become self-governing and pursue their own interests and goals. Living support providers take positive steps to protect and promote the dignity, privacy, legal rights, autonomy and individuality of each person who receives services.
Supported Living services promote inclusion in the community and individuals are provided the opportunity to be involved in the community and actively participate using the same resources and doing the same activities as other community members. Living Supports assist individuals to access generic and natural supports, and with opportunities to establish or maintain meaningful relationships throughout the community.