The Supported Living program serves adults with intellectual disabilities in their home living environment to assist them to maintain their community home and live as independently as possible. This program serves clients living alone, with up to three roommates, or clients who reside with their family. Supported Living services are primarily provided in the home, but also involve community access. Individuals in this program may need only a few hours of services a week, or up to 24 hours a day of assistance.
The Supported Living program is managed out of New Hope Services Center in Jeffersonville, and serves clients living in Clark, Floyd, and Scott Counties.
What trainings do Skills Trainers receive?
All staff receive extensive training on Protecting an Individuals Rights, Outcomes and Objectives, Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment to Individuals, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Emergency Drills and Preparation, Safe Crisis Management (SCM), Individual Specific Training, and Transportation Safety.
What is the cost of services?
Services are generally paid for by a Developmental Disability or Autism Waiver. Both of these Medicaid Waivers are administered by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities. Services are also available to families wanting to pay privately for services.
What activities do clients do while participating in the supported living program?
Activities are based on client goals, and focused on increasing independence and maintaining a safe and healthy home. Activities can include grocery shopping, budgeting, hygiene skills, communication skills, doctors appointments, exercising, participating in hobbies, or other outings into the community.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation to participate in community activities is included in this service when staff support is needed for the activity. Supported Living may not be used exclusively for transportation needs.