Children Extensive & SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICES (SLS)

Supported Living Services

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Are used to supplement already available supports for adults who either can live independently with limited supports or, if they need extensive support, are principally supported from other sources, such as the family.

Basic Homemaker

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Services that consist of the performance of basic household tasks within the participants’ primary residence (i.e. cleaning, laundry or household care), including maintenance related to the participant’s disability and provided by a qualified homemaker, when the parent or primary caretaker is unable to manage the home and care for the participant in the home.

Enhanced Homemaker

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 Services include direct training and instruction to the PRS, which is more than the basic cue to prompt the PRS to perform a task. A training program with specific objectives and anticipated outcomes that may be some amount of related basic homemaker services that are, provided in combination with enhanced homemaker services. However, the primary intent will be to provide increased independence of the PRS.        
 

Personal Care

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 Household activities necessary to maintain a home living environment on a day-to-day basis, such as meal preparation, shopping, and chores, assistance with money management and personal finances, cleaning, laundry, household repairs and maintenance which are related to the person's disability;    

Mentorship

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Promote self-advocacy through methods such as instructing, providing experiences, modeling and advising. This service includes assistance in interviewing potential providers, understanding complicated health and safety issues and assistance with participation on private and public boards, advisory groups and commissions. This service may also include training in child and infant care for parents who themselves have a developmental disability.

Group/Individual Respite

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 Respite services are, provided to a PRS who is unable to care for himself/herself on a short-term basis because of the absence or the need for relief of those persons usually providing care. Respite Care is provided in the member's residence, community, or a respite provider’s home and may be, provided by different levels of providers depending upon the needs of the PRS. Skilled versus unskilled care, is dependent upon the needs of the PRS and the physician's order.