Supported living services are provided by American Health Care Services, Inc. to persons with demonstrated need for training, assistance and supervision in accordance with the person’s individual support plan and plan of care. Three or less individuals reside in one facility under this program.
American Health Care Services, Inc. assist participants in the acquisition, retention, and improvement of skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming, household chores, eating and food preparation, and other social and adaptive skills necessary to enable the person reside in the community.
To accomplish these goals, American Health Care Services, Inc.:
- Use observation, conversation, and other interactions as necessary to develop a functional analysis of the person’s capabilities within the person’s first month of service.
- Prepare a support plan with measureable outcomes using the functional analysis, the ISP and Plan of Care, and other information available to develop and maintain as appropriate the skills necessary to enable the person to reside in the community while maintaining the person’s health and safety.
- Prepare data-based quarterly report for distribution to the person, family guardian, and DDS Service Coordination on the activities and support provided to help the person to achieve his/her identified outcomes and his/her progress to date.
American Health Care Services, Inc. Supported Living program ensure that participants receive hands-on support, habilitation, and other supports, when appropriate, which shall include, but not limited to the following areas:
- Eating and drinking
- Personal hygiene
- Monitoring health and physical condition and assistance with medication or other medical needs.
- Interpersonal and social skills
- Home management
- Financial management
- Academic and pre-academic skills, other than those prescribed by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.
- Motor and perceptual skills
- Problem-solving and decision-making.
- Human sexuality
- Aesthetic appreciation
- Opportunity for social, recreational, and religious activities utilizing community resources.
- Assistance with attending health care appointments, including coordinating but not providing, transportation to and from appointments.
- Coordinating transportation to community events.