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Basic support services

These are services that provide the level of assistance, supervision and care that is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the person. Each is linked to the section in the Community-Based Services Manual with operational details about that specific service. Information about services requiring a license are in the Community-Based Services Program Manual.

  • Individual community living supports (ILCS): For people who need reminders, cues intermittent/moderate supervision or physical assistance to remain in their own homes
  • 24-hour emergency assistance: On-call counseling and problem-solving and/or immediate response for assistance at a person’s home due to a health/personal emergency.
  • Companion services: Non-medical care, supervision and socialization to a person age 18 or older.
  • Homemaker services: Eligible services range from light household cleaning to household cleaning with incidental assistance with home management and/or activities of daily living.
  • Night supervision: Provides overnight assistance and monitoring by an awake staff in the person’s home.
  • Personal support: Services provided in the person’s home or community in support of achieving potential, increasing independence and meeting community inclusion goals.
  • Respite care services: Short-term care due to the absence or need for relief of the family member(s) or primary caregiver normally providing the care.

Intensive support services

These services are intended to promote training, habilitation or rehabilitation of the person. Each is linked to the section of the CBSM manual about that service. Information about services requiring a license are in the Community-Based Services Program Manual. Lists below contain links to specific sections in the manual about each service.

  • Positive support services: Services to increase positive behavior and decrease or eliminate severe, challenging behavior.
  • Specialist services: Services designed to promote staff and caregiver competency to meet a person’s needs in eligible areas.
  • Crisis respite: Short-term care and intervention strategies provided to a person due to the need for caregiver relief, protection of the person or others living with the person or the person’s need for behavioral or medical intervention.
  • Independent living skills training: Services that develop, maintain and improve the community-living skills of a person.
  • Semi-independent living skills: Services needed by an adult with a developmental disability or related condition(s) to live successfully in the community.
  • Supported employment: Effective July 1, 2018, supported employment services began the transition to the new disability waiver 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 maintain paid employment in community businesses/settings. Employment support services occur in integrated community settings.

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