Supported Living Services (SLS)

Services

Residential-based services (in an adult foster care settings) that are directed towards increasing and maintaining the person’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social functioning. SLS services include therapeutic activities, assistance, counseling, training, supervision, and monitoring in the areas of self-care, sensory and motor development, interpersonal skills, communication, socialization, reduction or elimination of maladaptive behavior, community participation and mobility, health care, leisure and recreation, money management, and household chores.

Eligibility

To be eligible for SLS an individual must:

  • Have a documented diagnosis of mental retardation or a related condition.
  • Live in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) or be assessed, through a county screening process, to need the level of services provided in an ICF/MR.
  • Make an informed choice requested MR/RC waiver services instead of ICF/MR services.
  • Be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) based only on his or her income and assets, even though the applicant may live with spouse or parents.
  • Need a 24-hour plan of care and an individual service plan assuring health and safety.

How to Apply

Contact the county social services agency where the person with mental retardation or related conditions resides and ask for an MR/RC waiver screening. The county can assist applicants in the application process.

Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)

Services

Semi-independent living services include training and assistance to persons in managing money, preparing meals, shopping, personal appearance, hygiene, and other activities needed to maintain and improve the capacity of a person with a diagnosis of mental retardation to live in the community. The goal of SILS is to support people in ways that will enable them to achieve personally desired outcomes and lead self-directed lives.

Eligibility

To be eligible for SILS an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be determined to have mental retardation or a related condition.
  • Be unable to function independently without semi-independent living services

How to Apply

Contact the county social services agency where the person with mental retardation or related conditions resides and ask about semi-independent living services. The county can assist applicants in the application process.

Respite Care

Services

Short-term supervision, assistance, and care provided to a person due to the temporary absence or need for relief of the person’s family, foster family, or primary caregiver. Respite care may include day, overnight, in-home, or out-of-town services.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Respite Care an individual must:

  • Have a documented diagnosis of mental retardation or a related condition.
  • Live in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) or be assessed, through a county screening process, to need the level of services provided in an ICF/MR.
  • Make an informed choice requested MR/RC waiver services instead of ICF/MR services.
  • Be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) based only on his or her income and assets, even though the applicant may live with spouse or parents.
  • Need a 24-hour plan of care and an individual service plan assuring health and safety.

How to Apply

Contact the county social services agency where the person with mental retardation or related conditions resides and ask about semi-independent living services. The county can assist applicants in the application process.

In-Home Family Support Services

Services

Residential-based habilitation serves designed to enable the person to remain in the family home and are directed towards increasing and maintaining the person’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social functioning.

Eligibility

To be eligible for In-Home Family Support Services an individual must:

  • Have a documented diagnosis of mental retardation or a related condition.
  • Live in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) or be assessed, through a county screening process, to need the level of services provided in an ICF/MR.
  • Make an informed choice requested MR/RC waiver services instead of ICF/MR services.
  • Be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) based only on his or her income and assets, even though the applicant may live with spouse or parents.
  • Need a 24-hour plan of care and an individual service plan assuring health and safety.

How to Apply

Contact the county social services agency where the person with mental retardation or related conditions resides and ask about semi-independent living services. The county can assist applicants in the application process.