Supported Living is intended to increase and promote independence, and to teach the skills necessary to prepare people to live on their own in a non-residential setting. Supported Living is designed to address assessed needs and individually identified outcomes. Within the Supported Living model, there are four categories of service: Basic, Moderate, Extensive, and Extraordinary Medical/Behavioral. The four categories are based on the intensity and nature of individual support needs. In addition, the Non-Ambulatory Stipend is available when a person is non-ambulatory. The Non- Ambulatory Stipend assists with funding for added staffing through the night in case an emergency evacuation is needed. Supported Living is provided to two to four people in a home that is leased or owned by the person. Prior authorization is required from the respective DDSD Regional Office for a person to receive this service when living alone. All requests must be made to the local DDSD Regional Office via the CM. Supporting documentation must include IDT meeting minutes including an explanation as to why the person cannot safely live alone utilizing CIHS or intermittent DSP support. The ISP must reflect this exceptional living situation.
The above is an abbreviated version of this chapter. For a full description of Living Supports Supported Living please click here, scroll to the index and click Chapter 10.3.9.
From the Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DDW) Service Standards Manuel - Revised April 23, 2013, June 15, 2015, March 01, 2018