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Residential Support

Community Living Support

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Case Management

Case management is an approach to coordinating care, supports and services for a person receiving Supports for Community Living (SCL) funding using a Person-Centered Planning process. It provides the person and his or her family with a point person/Case Manager who assists in connecting with community and waiver resources. The Case Manager works closely with the person to ensure ongoing satisfaction and that needs are met, and that health, safety and welfare assurances are in place. This service cannot be provided to a person who receives other waiver services from the case management agency or agencies that employ the Case Manager. The Case Manager is to server as an advocate to safeguard the person’s choices among many potential providers.

Community Access Services

These services are designed to provide an opportunity for a person to connect and become involved with clubs, associates and any other groups in the community including recreational, educational, religious, civic and volunteer opportunities with an outcome of less reliance on formal supports and an emphasis on the development of personal social networks, membership opportunities, friendships, and relationships for the person.

Consultative Clinical and Therapeutic Service

This service provides expertise, training and technical assistance to improve the ability of paid and unpaid caregivers to carry out therapeutic interventions specified in the person’s Plan of Care. Depending on the area of need, the service may be provided by the following: certified nutritionist, licensed dietitian, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed psychological associates, licensed psychologist, licensed psychological practitioner, licensed clinical social worker, or positive behavior support specialist.

Day Training

Provides active training in a nonresidential setting to prepare a person to transition from school to adult responsibilities. This includes meaningful community involvement, career planning and prevocational activities that are designed to build positive social behavior, interpersonal competence, greater independence and workplace problem-solving skills and strategies. Day Training may also focus on retirement activities (such as participation in hobbies, clubs or other senior related activities) in the person’s community and/or training to maintain skills and functioning to prevent or slow regression.

Goods and Services

Include equipment, services or supplies which reduce the need for personal care or enhance independence and safety at home orin the community. This is only available through Participant Directed Services and funding is limited to $1800 per plan-of-care year.

Personal Assistance Services

Enables a person to accomplish tasks that the person normally would do for himself or herself, if he or she did not have a disability. These include hands-on assistance; reminding, observing, guiding or training during an activity; assistance in the managing medical care and transportation to access community services, activities and appointments, if these are not available under the Medicaid Program. Personal Assistance Services are available only to those who live in their own residence or in their family’s residence.

Positive Behavior Support

Used when there is a need to develop a plan which identifies prevention strategies to reduce significant challenging behaviors which interfere with activities of daily living, social interaction or work. The plan will instruct on replacement skills and new ways to respond to the challenging behaviors.

Residential Support Services

  • Level I, which are provided in a licensed group home, for no more than eight people or in a staffed residence with no more than three people living together who require up to 24 hours a day of an intense level of support, with no more than 5 unsupervised hours per day per person.
  • Level II, which are provided in a family home provider setting or adult foster care setting, for no more than tree people living together who require up to 24 hours a day of support.
  • Technology Assisted, which are available to a person who resides in a residence with three or fewer others and requires up to 24 hours a day of support. These services should enable the person to increase his or her independence with a reduced need for on-site staff. These services require a real-time monitoring system with a two-way method of communication linking a person to a centralized monitoring station with 24-hour availability.


A short-term support that is provided in the absence of, or to give relief to, any individual providing care to the person. It is available for a person who does not receive residential services and resides in his or her own home or family’s home and is unable to independently administer self-care. Respite may be provided in the home or community.


Service available to a person to gain access to integrated waiver and other community services, activities, resources and organizations typically utilized by the general population. This service can be provided when transportation is not otherwise customarily available though natural supports or is included as an element of another SCL waiver service. It can be provided by a neighbor, friend or public transportation vendor, including local cabs or bus services. It is only available through Participant Directed Services. Reimbursement is limited to $265 per calendar month.