1. Individualized Home Supports (IHS)/with training

Individualized home supports cover community living services in four categories:

  •  Community participation
  • Health, safety and wellness
  • Household management
  • Adaptive skills.

Community Participation

This category may include:

  • Community mobility and pedestrian safety (e.g., safely getting in and around the community)
  • Community resource use and access
  • Community safety and awareness
  • Informal support system and network development
  • Interpersonal communications skills
  • Leisure, recreation and socialization planning
  • Skill-building to meet transportation needs.

Adaptive Skills

This category may include:

  • Crisis prevention skills
  • Implementation of positive support strategies
  • Problem-solving
  • Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills
  • Support strategies for self-sufficiency
  • Support and training to increase positive behavior, resulting in reduction or elimination of challenging behavior.

Health, Safety and wellness

This category may include:

  • Collaboration with the person to arrange health care (e.g., physical, mental, chemical), meaningful activities, social services, meetings and appointments
  • Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete self-cares
  • Health services support
  • Help for the person to activate and build resiliency factors. (e.g., whole health action management)
  • Support for the person to design and meet individualized strategies to reach their health, safety and wellness goals.

Household Management

This category may include:

  • Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete routine household care and maintenance
  • Household safety knowledge and skills
  • Tenancy support and advocacy
  • Training, assistance, support and/or guidance with:
  • Budgeting and assistance to manage money
  • Cooking, meal-planning and nutrition
  • Healthy lifestyle skills and practices
  • Household chores, including minor household maintenance activities (Note: The person is responsible for the cost of the maintenance replacement items or products)
  • Personal-needs purchasing.

2. Employment Services

Employment Exploration Services:

  • Services that help a person gain a better understanding of competitive, integrated employment opportunities in his/her community. Exploration activities and experiences strengthen a person’s knowledge, interests and preferences so he/she can make informed decisions about competitive employment.

Employment Development Services:

  • Individualized services designed to help a person achieve competitive, integrated employment, become self-employed or establish a microenterprise business in his/her community.

Employment Support Services:

  • Individualized services and supports that help people to maintain community employment in an individual or group arrangement.

3. Night Supervision

Night supervision services include an awake staff in the person’s own home when the person needs assistance and supervision in at least one of the following areas:

  • Carrying out the person’s positive support programming and transition plans
  • Reinforcing skill development supports (e.g., individualized home supports)