Services provided to a person who needs support to live in the community. The services are provided in the person's own home and community, and they are directed at increasing and maintaining the person's physical, intellectual, emotional and social functioning. Residential habilitation includes assistance to develop, maintain or improve skills related to activities of daily living (ADLs). Services can be provided in three different ways:

  • In-home family supports (draft version also out for public comment)

  • Supported living services (SLS) in the person's own home

  • SLS in a provider-controlled setting

In-home family supports: Services provided to a person and his/her family (including extended family members) in the family’s home and/or in the community to enable the person to remain in or return to the home. This includes training of the person and family members to increase their capabilities to care for and maintain the person in the home.

Supported living services (SLS): Services provided to a person who requires daily staff support for challenging behaviors, medical needs, physical needs and/or life skills. For people younger than age 18, SLS is provided to children who live outside of the biological or adoptive home.

Daily staff support: Direct care or professional staff providing on-site supervision, training or assistance to a person in covered areas.

Residential habilitation/ Supported Living Services (SLS)